new hominid

Thomas G. Lammers lammers at UWOSH.EDU
Thu Oct 28 11:51:01 CDT 2004

At 11:28 AM 10/28/2004, John Grehan wrote:
>Looks like nature has popped out another 'anomaly' with the discovery of
>an 18,000 year-old diminutive hominid on the island of Flores. I haven't
>seen the article yet, but there is a news bulleting at:

Isn't it interesting how so many mythological creatures that recur across
many cultures seem to have factual antecedents that predate recorded
history?  Dragons seem a lot like dinosaurs, sasquatch / yeti seems a lot
like australopithecines, and now we have a leprecaun / elf / gnome sort of

I don't even want to venture what this might mean beyond coincidence.

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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