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Scientists Discover Species of Small Early Humans

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Scientists Discover Species of Small Early Humans

Scientists Discover Species of Small Early Humans

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Scientists discover fossils of a new species of early human on the Indonesian island of Flores. Like the Neanderthals, it is an alternate human line that disappeared. The creatures were surprisingly small — no more than a meter tall, with heads the size of a grapefruit. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.

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