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Virtual event: ‘A newly discovered species of Little People’

Coinciding with the celebrations centred around the much anticipated World Premiere of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit film, you are invited to attend 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 1 m 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.

This event is generously sponsored and supported by Victoria University of Wellington, Te Papa, Wellington City Council, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, and the NZ-Indonesian Friendship Council.

Details: 3 pm Saturday, 1 December, free public presentation & exhibition, Soundings Theatre, Te Papa.

Thanks to Professor David Bibby, Dean of Science, Victoria University of Wellington, this event will now be live streamed here.

Bookings are essential.  RSVP by emailing rsvp@vuw.ac.nz with ‘Little People’ in the subject line or call 04 472 1000.

Hobbit Stamps

NZ Post is releasing a limited range of stamps and commemorative coins to celebrate the release of the Hobbit.

Pre-order yours now here so as not to miss out.