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'Hobbit' Fossil Stirs Controversy

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'Hobbit' Fossil Stirs Controversy

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'Hobbit' Fossil Stirs Controversy

'Hobbit' Fossil Stirs Controversy

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The discovery last month of a tiny skeleton dubbed "Hobbit" was proclaimed by its discoverers as part of a newly discovered human species. But that claim has met with skepticism from others in the scientific community. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

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