Did humans drive 'hobbit' species to extinction?

  title={Did humans drive 'hobbit' species to extinction?},
  author={Ewen Callaway},
Latest excavations show Homo floresiensis to be tens of thousands of years older than thought. 
Analysing micro-residues on prehistoric stone tools by Raman microscopy and determining their origins
This thesis develops a new methodology, to enhance the use of spectroscopic technique in discriminating use-related residues from contaminants, and to provide interpretations both independent of, and complementary to, conventional use-wear analysis.
Human Evolution beyond Biology and Culture: Evolutionary Social, Environmental and Policy Sciences
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A new small-bodied hominin from the Late Pleistocene of Flores, Indonesia
The discovery of an adult hominin with stature and endocranial volume equal to the smallest-known australopithecines is reported, from the Late Pleistocene of Flores, Indonesia, and shows that the genus Homo is morphologically more varied and flexible in its adaptive responses than previously thought.
Further evidence for small-bodied hominins from the Late Pleistocene of Flores, Indonesia
Additional H. floresiensis remains excavated from the cave in 2004 are described, demonstrating that LB1 is not just an aberrant or pathological individual, but is representative of a long-term population that was present during the interval 95–74 to 12 thousand years ago.
Archaeology and age of a new hominin from Flores in eastern Indonesia
Dating by radiocarbon, luminescence, uranium-series and electron spin resonance methods indicates that H. floresiensis existed from before 38,000 years ago (kyr) until at least 18 kyr, and originated from an early dispersal of Homo erectus that reached Flores and then survived on this island refuge until relatively recently.
Revised stratigraphy and chronology for Homo floresiensis at Liang Bua in Indonesia
New stratigraphic and chronological evidence from Liang Bua is reported that does not support the ages inferred previously for the H. floresiensis holotype, or the time of last appearance of this species.