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Modern Adult with Microcephaly -- Royal College of Surgeons

Caption: Skull cast and cast of the endocranial cavity (endocast) from the Royal College of Surgeons in London of a modern adult human who suffered from microcephaly. It is strikingly similar to the following skull and endocast of a 32-year-old microcephalic woman. Together, the two specimens provide evidence that the LB1 skull from Flores, which is so similar to these two specimens, could also have been a microcephalic adult.

Credit: Photo by John Weinstein, Courtesy of The Field Museum (Negative # Z94438_07Ad)

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