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The Original Article was published on 31 May 2006

The News story “Old tools shed light on hobbit origins” (Nature 441, 559; 2006) said that the hominids Homo floresiensis were ancestors of Homo erectus; it should have said “descendants”.

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Correction. Nature 441, 681 (2006).

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