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Evolution's Mystery Woman

Disagreements rage about tiny ancient islanders

All hail Flo, the diminutive belle of the evolutionary ball. She made a flashy entrance in 2004 using the species name Homo floresiensis, given to her by her discoverers. Flashbulbs popped when the scientists announced the results of their analysis of Flo's partial skeleton and the assorted bones of other individuals uncovered on the Indonesian island of Flores.

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