Ancient Small Humans' Bones Found on Island

Ancient Small Humans' Bones Found on Island
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Paleoanthropologist Lee Berger led a National Geographic Society-funded expedition to Palau in 2006 to collect bones of small-bodied humans from Ucheliungs Cave.

He is pictured here in a tight passage trying to free a human skull that had become cemented to the flowstone of the cave floor. Other bones are visible at right. Berger said the bones "weren't very typical—very small, in fact."

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