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RE: New Homo Species!!?
On Thu, 28 Oct 2004, christian darkin wrote:
> Mention of language might have come from the source of an article on the
> BBC website today -
> "Even more intriguing is the fact that Flores' inhabitants have
> incredibly detailed legends about the existence of little people on the
> island they call Ebu Gogo.
> The islanders describe Ebu Gogo as being about one metre tall, hairy and
> prone to "murmuring" to each other in some form of language. They were
> also able to repeat what islanders said to them in a parrot-like
> fashion. "
And this in turn probably came from
Richard Roberts, discoverer of the Hobbit, says local tales suggest the
species could still exist
which is an interesting article by Richard Roberts, "University of
Wollongong professor and one of the team investigating the Hobbits".
It has other um fascinating details such as
The women Ebu Gogo had extremely pendulous breasts, so long that they
would throw them over their shoulders, which must have been quite a sight
in full flight.
We did ask the villagers if they ever interbred with the Ebu Gogo. They
vigorously denied this, but said that the women of Labuan Baju (a village
at the far western end of Flores, better known as LBJ) had rather long
breasts, so they must have done.