December 13, 2011

LB1 Is Not Microcephalic!

This may be the perfect gift for the Holidays, for all fans of Homo floresiensis.

Someone has produced teeshirts that say “LB1 is not microcephalic!” ~ in organic men’s tees and colorful women’s styles.

LB1, of course, is the name of the first subfossil cranium identified as a Homo floresiensis. The hominin was dubbed LB1 because it was unearthed inside the Liang Bua Cave on the island of Flores, Indonesia. This individual would have been full-grown at 3 feet 6 inches. (LB1 was a female, please recall, despite the first reconstruction of her as a male by National Geographic.)

Debunkers apparently have incorrectly claimed LB1 is only the remains of a microcephalic individual, despite the fact that now partial skeletons of nine individuals have been recovered, including the one complete cranium (skull labeled LB1) of Homo floresiensis.

BTW, these shirts are not available at the ICM (although extended hours are). Just noticed the shirts online and wanted to share the info here.

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukkah, Good Winter Solstice, Yuletime Joy, Happy Kwanzaa, Great St. Stephen’s Day, Bountiful Boxing Day, and Happy New Year,
Loren Coleman
International Cryptozoology Museum
11 Avon Street, Portland, Maine

Thank you!

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

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