In the most revolutionary archaeological find of the new century, an international team of archaeologists led by Mike Morwood discovered a new, diminutive species of human on the remote Indonesian island of Flores. Nicknamed the “Hobbit,” this was no creation of Tolkien's fantasy. The three foot tall skeleton with a brain the size of a chimpanzee’s was a tool-using, fire-making, cooperatively hunting person who inhabited Flores alongside modern humans as recently as 13,000 years ago. This book is Morwood’s description of this monumental discovery and the intense study that has been undertaken to validate his view of its relationship to our species. He chronicles the bitter debates over Homo Floresiensis, the objections (some spiteful) of colleagues, the theft and damage of some of the specimens, and the endless battle against government and academic bureaucracies that hindered his research. This updated paperback edition contains an epilogue that reports on the most recent debates, findings, and analyses of this amazing discovery.

chapter 1|30 pages

| In the Footsteps of the Father

chapter 2|25 pages

| Stories from Cold Cave

chapter 3|23 pages

| Planning the Project

chapter 4|21 pages

| A Body of Evidence

chapter 5|33 pages

| The Devil of Dogma

chapter 6|37 pages

| Out of Asia

chapter 7|29 pages

| Islands in the Evolutionary Stream

chapter 8|27 pages

| The Reaction