Mike Morwood obtained his MA in archaeology at Auckland University (NZ),and his PhD at the Australian National University, where John Mulvaney was one of his supervisors. He has been on staff at the University of New England since 1981, and more recently at the University of Wollongong. In Australia, he has undertaken research projects in a number of regions including Southeast Cape York Peninusla, the North Queensland Highlands and the Kimberley. Since 1997, however, he has focused on interdisciplinary research projects in Indonesia, on the islands of Java, Sulawesi, Flores and Timor. He co-lead the team of Indonesian and Australian scientists who discovered the skeletons of a tiny new species of human, Homo floresiensis – known in the popular press as “Hobbit”.