This important scientific work resulted in the first descriptions of these skeletal remains in the journal Nature on October 28, 2004. Excavations at Tangi Talo, central Flores, Indonesia.
This work also gave the scientific name, were published in 2004, the Liang Bua Research Team uncovered additional skeletal material.
This cave, known as Liang Bua (which means "cool cave"), was first excavated by Father Verhoeven in 1965.
Professor Raden Soejono, the leading archeologist in Indonesia, heard about Liang Bua from Verhoeven and conducted six different excavations there from the late 1970s until 1989.
Verhoeven had a keen interest in archeology and had studied it at university.
Nearly half of all searches online last year in North America were from people looking for dating sites.After several days, enough of the had been exposed for Rokus to realize that this was no small child; instead, all of its teeth were permanent meaning that this was a fully grown adult. By the end of the field season, the team had recovered much of the rest of this hominin's partial skeleton, the likes of which had never been discovered before. Today, this specimen is referred to as LB1 (Liang Bua 1), and is the At the time of the discovery, the Liang Bua Research Team included specialists in archeology, geochronology, and faunal identification, but there was no physical anthropologist. Mike Morwood, the co-leader of the project, invited his colleague at the University of New England in Australia, Dr. Peter Brown, to lead the description and analysis of the skeletal remains. Brown is an expert on , mandibular, and dental anatomy of early and modern humans and he agreed to apply his expertise to the study of the new bones from Liang Bua.