2021-09-26

Five human species you may not know: The Hobbit is only 90cm tall

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Five human species you may not know: The Hobbit is only 90cm tall

Five human species you may not know: The Hobbit is only 90cm tall(1)

Five human species you may not know: The Hobbit is only 90cm tall(2)

Five human species you may not know: The Hobbit is only 90cm tall(3) < / P > < p > a recently proposed hominid species comes from China. In June this year, scientists just nicknamed a skull of the species “dragon man”. Although the skull was discovered as early as the 1930s, it was only recently sent to scientists for analysis. It comes from 146000 years ago and belongs to a “long lost sister lineage” of Homo sapiens</ p> < p > the skull has large eye sockets, large molars (much larger than yours and mine), and surprisingly large eyebrow bones. These are more “primitive” features. But the brain is about the size of modern humans. This new discovery reminds us once again how difficult it is to identify a new species from just one sample. The so-called “dragon man” may actually be just a Denisova, but there is no genetic evidence to confirm this. No matter where the owner of this skull is in the human family tree, it is enough to show that the human past is complex and tangled, and we still have a lot to learn. (leaves)