Home of the Hobbits
The cave of Liang Bua near Ruteng, in the Manggarai district is the site where the remains of the Homo Floresiensis were found. Also known as the human hobbit, a team of Australian and Indonesian archaeologists first found the remains of a family of hobbits in this very limestone cave in 2003. The Hobbit of Liang Bua was the size of a 3-year old child, 106 cm in height, with a brain volume less than a third of a modern person’s. The tiny adult female skeleton, which resembled fossils dating more than 3 million years ago, turned out to have lived only 18,000 years ago when modern humans already existed. To get to Liang Bua, drive about 13km from Ruteng. The journey takes about 40 minutes by car. You could also take a public transport to Liang Bua.
*Photo by Newsdesk.si.edu
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