More Hobbits

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 29th, 2006

Peter Brown

Peter Brown (above with the LB1 skull) passes along word that another Homo floresiensis volume is due out soon.

The book is Little People And A Lost World: An Anthropological Mystery (ISBN: 0822559838) by Linda Goldenberg Atkinson. It targets the juvenile readership, at 112 pages, from the Lerner Publishing Group in their Twenty-First Century Books Series. Set to be published in September 2006, it will have a library binding.

More information on Mike Morwood’s and Penny van Oosterzee’s new book, entitled The Hobbit’s Tale: Discovery, Significance and History of a New Human Species on the Island of Flores, Indonesia can be found here.

No cover image is available for the new Atkinson book, to date. However, for the visuals, perhaps they will use illustrations such as the following.

Female Hobbit

This is a new drawing of a female Hobbit from artist Elaine Supkis. Considering the type specimen, LB1, is a female, it has been amazing to note how many of the re-creations are of a male H. floresiensis. Thanks to Ms. Supkis for sharing this. You may visit her site and read what she shares about why she imagines the female H. floresiensisthis way, by clicking here.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

7 Responses to “More Hobbits”

  1. Godrock responds:

    Why does every species or subspecies related to any hominid have to be so hairy? Could these have not been smooth-skinned individuals?

    I live 30 miles from the Ferris mountains where the legendary mummy of the little 3ft man was found a few decades ago. I’ve seen pictures of the mummy. It appears that IT was fair-skinned and not hairy. Perhaps these Hobbit persons were, too. I gleen from the drawing that the presumption is that these were hairy hobbits.

  2. Godrock responds:

    Addendum: For those interested in the Ferris Mountains or the mummy found there, Google search “The Pedro Mountain Mummy”.


  3. Elaine Supkis responds:

    1. The small mummy isn’t a fossil. It is also recognizable as “homo sapiens”.

    2. Where is all the hair on my lovely Hobbit? I drew some on the top of the arms only because that is where most of us have some to this very day! I draw lots of humans. Trust me on this.

    3. Of course she is cute! DUH! Would you mate with an uncute hobbit? Sheesh. Give them credit.

    The reddish skin color is due to the idea that homo erectus and their later members, homo habilis, etc. if they lived for 200,000+ years in the deeper jungles would tend towards the color red, not pale white.

    White people are from a distinctive recessive gene that popped up during the last ice age. That mummy is post-ice age, too, by the way. Ahem.

  4. fredfacker responds:

    I also wonder about the hairiness factor because most modern polynesians have far less body hair than other ethnicities. Also, why the pointy ears?

  5. Godrock responds:

    I think the pointy ears are fine; and now that I look again the hairiness is not scariness, either. I think it may just be the shock of seeing something that is decidedly different that invoked my response. It’s actually quite good.

  6. Jeremy_Wells responds:

    Go to a Rainbow Gathering, you will see MUCH hairier women than this there.

  7. shumway10973 responds:

    besides I do believe the natives said that they were hairy. I also believe I heard them say that their ancestors were a little frightened of the hobbit people and thought that they were not quite human, more like monkeys. I could be wrong, it has been a little while since I first heard the news reports.

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