How real-life hobbits are changing human history
Thousands of years ago hobbits lived on a small island in Indonesia alongside little elephants, huge storks, and giant rats. They didn’t live in hobbit holes with little doors, but instead large caves. But many years after they found the island, humans did too. Over time, the humans got smaller, just like the hobbits. The island seemed to be changing the size of animals that came to it. In 2003, archaeologists discovered these hobbits and now scientists have learned more about the relationship between them and the pygmy people of the island. The hobbits are dramatically changing the way we understand human evolution, but they still remain mysterious.