Question Sheet: A Big Discovery about Little People


Before reading:

  1. Which animals are most closely related to humans? 
  2. What can scientists learn from fossils?

During reading:

  1. Describe the difference between a Homo (H.)

    sapiens, H. neanderthalensis, and H. floresiensis

  2. Why were scientists surprised by the discovery of H. floresiensis
  3. What did the hobbits of Flores look like? 
  4. How did scientists show that they were not people who had microcephaly? 
  5. How does the discovery of hobbits affect our understanding of human


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