The “hobbit” may have had Down’s syndrome

fragmented skeletal remains point to Down’s syndrome.

H. floresiensis is shown in three different views to illustrate facial asymmetry. From the left: Rhe first photo is the actual specimen, the middle photo is the right side doubled at the midline and mirrored, and the last photo is the left side doubled and mirrored. Differences in left and right side facial architectures are apparent, and illustrate growth abnormalities of the skeleton. Credit: A, E. INDRIATI, B&C, D.W. FRAYE