Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:00pm EST —
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm EST
Live at 3pm Sat 1st Dec (NZDST).
Coinciding with the celebrations centred around the much anticipated World Premiere of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit film, we invite you to view a free public lecture on Homo floresiensis – a new human species discovered in 2003 on the Indonesian Island of Flores. This new species is commonly referred to as the “Hobbit” – since it stood just over 1m tall, had large feet and was capable of undertaking quite complex activities. Two of the principal archaeologists involved in this remarkable discovery — Professor Mike Morwood (University of Wollongong, Australia) and Thomas Sutikna (Pusat Arkeologi Nasional, Indonesia) — will talk about the Hobbit’s discovery as well as ongoing excavations that seek to better understand this new and unique species of human.