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Frodo’s basement: Secret chamber found where hobbit humans lived 

By Colin Barras | October 29, 2015 The diminutive human hobbits of Flores had a basement. And early signs hint at the tantalising possibility of more Homo floresiensis bones in this newly discovered chamber. H. floresiensis became a worldwide sensation when it was unveiled a decade ago. The fragile remains in a cave on Flores island in Indonesia told the remarkable story of a tiny species of early human, standing about 1 metre tall. What’s more, it lived as recently as 18,000 years ago – …

Scuba divers in Bahamas find trove of extinct animal fossils and clues to a scientific mystery

By Joel Acenbach | October 19, 2015 Sawmill Sink is a challenging place to dive. It’s a flooded sinkhole on the island of Abaco in the Bahamas. Below 30 feet is a layer of opaque water saturated in poisonous, acidic hydrogen sulfide. But in 2004, a retired military diver named Brian Kakuk figured out how to penetrate the murk and dive into the lightless depths of the hole. Along ledges, he found a trove of bones, including those of dozens of animal species that have vanished from the …

Giant lion find in Outback NT | NT News

… Alcoota and can’t be found anywhere else. We (also) possibly found a new species of dwarf emu.” The marsupial lion bone was found during a dig last month. Dr Yates said the dwarf emu bones found at Alcoota suggested the ­animal was a lot more ancient and primitive than other emu fossils found in other parts of the country. “We can’t be certain of the exact date,” he said. “But we can be very sure it belongs to a period known as the late Miocene, so our best guess is in the vicinity …

Sefapanosaurus: New dinosaur species discovered | Technology | Tech News and Latest New Technology | | Herald Sun

… believed the fossils belonged to another South African dinosaur known as the Aardonyx. However, when palaeontologists Dr Alejandro Otero and Emil Krupandan examined the fossil collection, they realised the specimen’s ankle bones were shaped like a cross and did not match with that of the Aardonyx. It was in this moment they realised they had stumbled across a new species of previously undiscovered dinosaur. “This find indicates the importance of re-looking at old material that has only been …

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