In the continuing debate over the origin of the extinct ‘little people’ of Indonesia, a team of scientists says it has found evidence in three wrist bones that these people were members of a distinct species rather than humans with a physical disorder.

The researchers describe the new findings in a report to be published Friday in the journal Science. Critics disputed the research, saying it did not present clear evidence for the existence of a separate species, known as Homo floresiensis.

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