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The skull is wide like that of Homo erectus. Researchers suspect that Flores Man probably is a descendant of Homo erectus that was squeezed by the pressures of natural selection. Moreover, there were no vertebral abnormalities, nor was there evident scoliosis, although all skeletal elements below the ninth thoracic vertebral column were missing. The diaphyseal midshafts were determined from the maximum lengths of the bones. The cranial vault shows marked frontal and parietal bossing, although the bosses are not greatly developed. It must be noted, however, that the lime-mortar grave in the present case differed from the norm at the Eunpyeong site, as large amounts of soil had been mixed with only a small amount of lime to fill the space between the wooden coffin and the wall of the pit.