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17 September 2014
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Prehistoric life is a fast-moving area of science - even if the subjects have been dead for a long time. You can keep up-to-date with the latest developments on We've picked out some of the highlights here.

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Archive news: the hobbit - image courtesy National Geographic

Archive news: the hobbit

Possibly the origin of pixie myths, the small hominids probably lived at the same time as modern humans. Homo floresiensis was a very unexpected fossil find.

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