Almost thirty years later, an Indonesian-Dutch research team uncovered evidence at the Soa Basin which confirmed Verhoeven's original findings.
Today, this specimen is referred to as LB1 (Liang Bua 1), and is the At the time of the discovery, the Liang Bua Research Team included specialists in archeology, geochronology, and faunal identification, but there was no physical anthropologist. Mike Morwood, the co-leader of the project, invited his colleague at the University of New England in Australia, Dr.
Peter Brown, to lead the description and analysis of the skeletal remains. Brown is an expert on , mandibular, and dental anatomy of early and modern humans and he agreed to apply his expertise to the study of the new bones from Liang Bua.
This important scientific work resulted in the first descriptions of these skeletal remains in the journal Nature on October 28, 2004.
Professor Raden Soejono, the leading archeologist in Indonesia, heard about Liang Bua from Verhoeven and conducted six different excavations there from the late 1970s until 1989.
All of this early work at Liang Bua only explored deposits that occurred within the first three meters of the cave floor.