Did Hobbits Actually Exist?
Middle Earth it was not, but the Earth of tens of thousands of years ago was inhabited by a strange cast of human characters. Several species of Homo lived on Earth at the same time, of which we are the last remaining lineage. They interacted, interbred, and left mysterious clues behind in their caves, in their camps, and even in our own genomes. Paleontologists, anthropologists, and geneticists are still trying to decipher them.
One of those early human groups, the diminutive Homo floresiensis, is the most mysterious of all. Check out this video from The Advanced Apes to find out why!