Hobbit replica to be displayed

A replica of the contentious ‘hobbit’ fossils will be unveiled in April at the human evolution symposium at Stony Brook University.

Hobbit Skeleton Replica Goes On Display
Live Science, 30 March 2009

A cast of a “hobbit” skeleton will go on public display for the first time as part of a human evolution symposium April 21 on Long Island, New York.

The hobbit fossils (and near fossils) were discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003. Some scientists think the discovery represents a new species of human. Others argue it was human like us, only with a disorder called microcephaly which gave it an unusually small head.

The skeleton is set to go on display at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts as part of the 7th Human Evolution Symposium there.


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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

1 thought on “Hobbit replica to be displayed”

  1. Homo floresiensis is now a must see fossil exhibit (casting) at SUNY Stony Brook, my alma mater by the way, this April 21st. All fans of the hobbit are not going to want to miss this one if they live in the tri-state area. This is perhaps the find of the century and the inspiration for my Flores Girl: The Children God Forgot novel.

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