The origins of the species known as 'the hobbit' - a human relative only a little over a metre tall - have been debated ever since its discovery in 2004. Now new fossils may reveal the ancestors of this strange species and help us to understand its history.

Read the story: ‘Hobbit’ relatives found after ten-year hunt

Read the paper on the new fossils: Homo floresiensis-like fossils from the early Middle Pleistocene of Flores

Read the paper on the age and context of the fossils: Age and context of the oldest known hominin fossils from Flores