Image: Side view of Homo floresiensis skull

Side view of Homo floresiensis skull

This skull (cast) is part of a fairly complete unfossilised skeleton of Homo floresiensis known as LB1. It is the type specimen of the species and dates to between 100,000 and 60,000 years old. The other skeletal remains of LB1 include leg bones, parts of the pelvis, hands and feet, and some other fragments. It is assumed to belong to a female aged about 30 years old. She stood about 1 metre tall, had a brain about 380-420cc and weighed about 25 kilograms.

Carl Bento
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