Thursday, October 28, 2004

Hobbit Was Here

Tidak usah terlalu jauh mencari hobbit sampai ke middle earth, para peneliti dari Australia dan Indonesia telah menemukan kerangka setinggi 1 meter, berumur 18.000 tahun di Pulau Komodo.

Jadi, barangkali JRR Tolkien pernah berkunjung ke Indonesia? :)

1 comment:

ryosaeba said...

berita dari AFP:
Professor Teuku Jacob, chief palaeontologist from the state Gajah Mada University, will carry out tests to prove the fossils are from a sub-species of homo sapiens -- "an ordinary human being, just like us".
"It is not a new species. It is a sub-species of homo sapiens classified under the Austrolomelanesid race. If it's not a new species, why should it be given a new name?" the professor said.
berita dari the jakarta post:
"The skeleton is not a new species as claimed by these scientists, but simply a fossil of a modern human, Homo sapiens, that lived about 1,300 to 1,800 years ago," Jacob told a press conference.
He said the skeleton was of a member of the Australomelanesid race, which had dwelled across almost all of the Indonesian islands.
"So, if they (the Australian scientists) say the skeleton was the ancestor of the Indonesian people, forget it," he added.