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Dr. William Jungers, a paleontologist specializing in primate biomechanics, rearticulates the Homo floresiensis foot for the first time. The shape of the navicular bone (closest to bottom of frame), indicates that hobbits were flat-footed and inefficient runners. This primitive, ape-like, condition lends support to the hypothesis that hobbits branched off from ancient hominins soem 2 million years old in Africa.