LIANG BUA CAVE
Welcome to a real-life "hobbit" cave in Flores, Indonesia.
Homo floresiensis, a homo (or human) genus was discovered here by Mike Norwood, professor of anthropology at the University of New England in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. Norwood and others have shown that this human existed as recently as 12,000 years ago, possibly putting this species in contact with local homo sapiens.
What makes H. floresiensis so remarkable is that they accomplished the same things as their larger H. sapiens cousins, such as making fire and hunting in cooperation with each other, while being less than four feet tall and having brains approximately one-half to one-third of the size of H. sapiens.
At this point, this cave is the only site where the “hobbits” of Flores, Indonesia, have been found.
Clancy's comment: Amazing, eh? What will they find next?