A study of rat body sizes shifting over time gives a glimpse into the habitat of the mysterious hominin Homo floresiensis — nicknamed the “Hobbit” due to its diminutive stature.
At the Liang Bua cave site, paleoanthropologist Matthew Tocheri, left, measures a modern giant rat with the
assistance of Bonefasius Sagut. At right is a reconstruction of Homo floresiensis carrying a giant rat,
by paleo artist Peter Schouten [Credit:…
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