The Time Capsule

In 2003, a team of archaeologists from Australia, Indonesia, and the United States unearthed a new human species. Nicknamed “hobbits” for their small size and found only on Flores, Homo floresiensis lived as recently as 18,000 years ago. The discovery led to new excavations in Liang Bua cave by the National Research Centre for Archaeology in Jakarta, the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.