Specimen List

Homo floresiensis


  • Common Name:

    The Hobbit, Little Lady of Flores, or Flo

  • Geologic Age:

    18 Ka

  • Discovery Date:


  • Discovered By:

    Peter Brown and Michael Morwood

  • Discovery Location:

    Liang Bua Cave, Flores, Indonesia

  • Cranial Capacity:

    417 cc

  • Specimen Age:

    Adult, approx 30 years old

  • Sex:


  • Estimated Weight:

    25 kg

  • Height:

    106 cm

Since its discovery was announced in 2003, Homo floresiensis has remained a controversial species. Its unique size makes it one of the smallest hominins known, approximately the size of Australopithecus afarensis. LB 1, the type specimen for H. floresiensis, is the skeleton of an adult female. Her diminutive size is often attributed to the effects of living on an island.