Newly discovered human skeletons suggest that people are people, no matter their height
Big, Little: From left to right, a modern human female skull, a fragment of an older Palauan skull, and a model of a Homo floresiensis skull. Stephen Alvarez
It could be any human skull, but this one is in fact much smaller and comes with a lot more controversy. In 2006, South African paleoanthropologist Lee Berger discovered this skull and thousands of other human bones piled in corners, buried under sand, or cemented to walls by dripping flowstone (the mineral that makes stalagmites) in a pair of burial caves in the Pacific island nation of Palau.