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Image of LB1 skeleton, Flores, Indonesia
Image of LB-1, Flores Indonesia; Skull, 3/4 view
Exhibit Item
Nickname: Hobbit
Site: Liang Bua, Flores, Indonesia
Year of Discovery: 2003
Discovered by: Wahyu Saptomo, Benjamin Tarus, Thomas Sutikna, Rokus Due Awe, Michael Morwood, and Raden Soejono
Age: 80,000 years old

This adult female, who died around the age of 30, was only a little over 1 m (3.5 ft) tall. Her brain, estimated at 400 cubic centimeters, was as small as those of chimpanzees and the smallest australopithecines. She had fairly large brow ridges, and her teeth were large relative to the rest of the skull. Her fossils consist of an almost-complete skull and partial skeleton that include her legs, hands, feet, part of her pelvis, and other fragments. LB-1 is the most complete H. floresiensis fossil found to date.

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