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KOMPAS.com – Homo floresiensis, sometimes known as "The Hobbit", remains an mystery for the scientific world. But now researchers are starting to find a clear place about the little one.

The lime cave is in Liang Bua, Flores known as a dwelling Homo floresiensis he discovers he is also home to mice. These bones can help show how Hobbits have lived before.

"The first time I went to the site, I saw a lot of bones on the ground and almost everyone was rats," said Matthew Tocheri, a researcher from Lakehead University.

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When H. floresiensis first archaeologists were removed by their small brain and the strange unnatural nature. Discussion ensued where there was H. floresiensis planted in a human family tree.

When researchers were looking for information on this secret, the Hobbit environment began to be targeted. The researchers also found lots of mice that lived in the Liang Bua cave. Rather, almost 80% of the bones of the cave are rabbit bones.

Of all the species on Earth, rats are the most diverse group of mammals and they can provide information about the ecology and environment of the area.

For Liang Bua Cave, rats have lived in thousands of years longer than Hobbits or other animals.

Emory S2 students, Tocheri and Elizabeth Veatch, also measured more than 12,000 ray bones, and grouped them in size through sequences of stratagraigic. The researchers also measure the survival of mouse species in the cave to date.

It is interesting to note that the size of this mouse is as big as a small dog.

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The survey findings showed that there was a change in the environment around the cave which had led to open areas. This movement also affects the Hobbits, other large species such as Stegodon, storks and dragon.

The researchers also identify potential abilities Homo floresiensis are already connected to modern people (Homo sapiens) reached the islands around 46,000 years ago.

Now, researchers are still trying to analyze these results. If they are fortunate, they will be able to find more evidence which gives a full story of what happened in the last days of this human family.

This result has been published Journal of Human Evolution.

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