Researchers now believe that the fossils' little primordial features, which other scientists previously reckoned belonged to a more primitive species, could in fact be humans affected by a well known and documented medical condition.
They added that, "this extreme form of cretinism is the result of severe iodine deficiency in pregnancy in combination with a number of other environmental factors."
Although majority of the people who've taken a glance at the fossils have been trying to understand it from an evolutionary perspective, these two propose that this was an "environmentally caused problem."
Story Untellers: Dr Peter Obendorf and Dr Ben Kefford, from RMIT's School of Applied Sciences
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Storytellers : Friends of Darwin Web Site
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