Scientists Reconstruct Face of Primitive Human Ancestor

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  1. Gahars
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    While moviegoers experienced the first third of Bilbo Baggins' Unexpected Journey, scientists have been working with a hobbit of their own. Called Homo floresiensis, and nicknamed "hobbits", the remains of this primitive ancestor to man was first discovered on an Indonesian island back in 2003. Now, researchers believe they have an approximation as to what one of these "hobbits" may have looked like.
    [​IMG] Sci-News

    Sorry to disappoint, Tolkien-fiends, but this hobbit is less Martin Freeman and more young-Danny DeVito (kind of, if you squint).

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    "lol, what a Homo"

    Now, this is just an approximation, of course - but it's still worthwhile as an approximate glance back at our ancestry. As a modern human I may be a bit biased, but seeing that this evolutionary branch apparently split off from the ugly tree is doing wonders for my self-esteem.

    Ha, take that, long extinct precursor!
     
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    And what is this? ;)
     
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    Now it's time we re-create the real hobbit from these remains :tpi:
     
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    according to google, it looks like a French guy:

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    But who knows, maybe in his time, he was a paragon of good looks. Maybe the best of the best!
     
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    he is a little homo

    why is he all gelled up?
     
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    Was anyone else reminded distinctly of the faces from Oblivion? I mean just look at that resemblance!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    All I can think is it looks like a sketch artist rendering (granted such things tend to cross a lot). Were I less lazy I would see what happens if I put the right hand side of the face more in line with the left (there seems to be a shift of a few pixels).

    Anyway whoo science and all that. It does seem quite different to other monkeys and apes though my knowledge of all things simian leaves a lot to be desired.
     
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    the right one's keanu reeves.
     
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    Looks like my neighbor.
     
  12. Veho

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    Is it really an ancestor, or an offshoot from the lineage? It's more of a cousin than an actual ancestor.

    In any case, I will now imagine the dumpy little suckers riding tiny elephants into glorious battle against giant rats, and nobody can tell me otherwise.


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  14. blahkamehameha

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    I'd like to know what exactly the process is behind getting the facial approximation is and how accurate it is.