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DISCOVERED. The BONES of nine members of what some archeologists say is a new species of hominid that may have existed as recently as 12,000 years ago, at the same time as modern man; in Liang Bua cave on the island of Flores, Indonesia. Researchers say the findings, published last week in Nature, give weight to the case for a new species, which they have dubbed Homo floresiensis. Last year the 18,000-year-old remains of a 1-m-tall woman with a braincase the size of a chimpanzee were discovered at the same site. Some experts remain skeptical, saying that the specimens are Homo...

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