Book cover of Between Ape and Human: An Anthropologist on the Trail of a Hidden Hominoid by Gregory Forthby Gregory Forth

A remarkable investigation into the hominoids of Flores Island, their place on the evolutionary spectrum—and whether or not they still survive.

While doing fieldwork on the remote Indonesian island of Flores, anthropologist Gregory Forth came across people talking about half-apelike, half-humanlike creatures that once lived in a cave on the slopes of a nearby volcano. Over the years he continued to record what locals had to say about these mystery hominoids while searching for ways to explain them as imaginary symbols of the wild or other cultural representations.

Then along came the ‘hobbit’.

Interview with the Author

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#151 – A Hidden Human Species?: A Dialogue with Gregory Forth
7/25/22              71 min

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Edition 643 – Gregory Forth
6/20/22        58 min

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