Indonesia’s pygmies didn’t descend from hobbits, DNA analysis suggests

The Rampasasa live on Flores where hobbit fossils were found, but don’t share a genetic history

Rampasasa villagers

ISLAND SHRINK  Rampasasa pygmies on the Indonesian island of Flores display no DNA hints of hobbit ancestry, scientists say. The 1.2-meter-tall Rampasasa villager shown here has disputed claims by tour guides that he is descendant of hobbits.

Achmad Ibrahim/AP Photo

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