Re: Hobbit ancestors may have colonized island as much as a million years ago

On Mar 18, 11:52 pm, "benli...@xxxxxxxxxx" <benli...@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Mar 19, 5:49 am, Jack Linthicum <jacklinthi...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Mar 18, 6:16 am, Jack Linthicum <jacklinthi...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Mar 18, 3:48 am, SolomonW <Solom...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:18:16 -0700 (PDT), Jack Linthicum wrote:
When the remains of tiny hominins — nicknamed hobbits — were found on
the isolated Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, it sparked an epic
hunt to understand the origins of these diminutive cousins of modern

It is yet to be proven that they are a different human species

Pic of the tools, comments from National Geographic. Primitive but
sailed the breaks between the islands, as much as 20 miles.

Let's make that "floated", or even "paddled"; but I think "sailed" is
pushing it.

Ross Clark

That's what a sail does, pushes. "Sailed" in the current vernacular
applies to all maritime journeys. You don't read that a destroyer "gas
turbined" out to sea. Example, the movie, "Until They Sail". NZ