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Contact: Greg Borzo
Field Museum

Another Modern Adult with Microcephaly -- Lesotho Woman

Caption: Skull cast and cast of the endocranial cavity (endocast) from a 32-year old woman who had the body size of a 12-year-old child. She lived in Lesotho, a county in Southern Africa, and these casts are part of The Field Museum's collection (Accession Nos. A219679 And A219680). This specimen and the one above have a relatively normal exterior appearance despite their very small size. Together they demonstrate that the LB1 skull from Flores could also have been an adult who suffered from microcephaly.

Credit: Photo by John Weinstein, Courtesy of The Field Museum (Negative # Z94438_01Ad)

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