Newly discovered human skeletons suggest that people are people, no matter their height
By Day GreenbergPosted 06.04.2008 at 11:21 am 7 Comments
From left to right, a modern human female skull, a fragment of an older Palauan skull, and a model of a Homo floresiensis skull.
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.