Flores Island stock image
From about 200,000 to 50,000 years ago, the Indonesian island of Flores hosted a unique species of dwarf human, Homo floresiensis. Also called Hobbits, they reached adult heights of just over a meter. They lived alongside the still extant Komodo Dragon, and the extinct giant stork, Leptoptilos robustus, both of which may have hunted the tiny humans of the island.
Illustration by Julio Lacerda