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21 March, 2008

Ancient tiny humans discovered?

Thousands of human bones belonging to numerous individuals have been discovered in the Pacific island nation of Palau. The remains are between 900 and 2,900 years old and give new understanding to the potential of human variation.

Some of the bones are ancient and indicate inhabitants of particularly small size, scientists announced today. (See pictures of the Palau remains and where they were found.)

John Roach of National Geographic reports on the discovery: Ancient Tiny Humans Discovered

A Video by Public Television's Wild Chronicles, from National Geographic Mission Programs, shows a scientist uncovering tiny human bones in the island cave. It can be accessed here.

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