writes to let us know about the discovery in the Pacific island nation of Palau of thousands of human bones, some quite diminutive
. The find is likely to rekindle the debate about how to classify the remains found on the Indonesian island of Flores
in 2003. "Some of the bones are ancient and indicate inhabitants of particularly small size, scientists announced today. The remains are between 900 and 2,900 years old and align with Homo sapiens, according to a paper on the discovery. However, the older bones are tiny and exhibit several traits considered primitive, or archaic, for the human lineage."