Start Dating hominids

Dating hominids

In 2003, scientists made a startling find in a remote cave on the Indonesian island of Flores: The skull and skeleton of an adult female hominin, a group consisting of modern humans and extinct human species, who stood only about a meter tall.

In B-D the lower travertine rests on a breccia containing cranial remains of juvenile Neanderthals.

The base of the travertine dates to 151 ± 15 Ky (Ky = 1000 years BP); the top of the travertine yields a date of 112±5 Ky.

Liang Bua is a cathedral-like cave with a high domed ceiling.