About the Show

In 2003, a group of scientists on the Indonensian island of Flores discovered a strange skeleton: a human-like in form but far smaller in stature, it was like nothing seen before. 'Homo floresiensis' was the real-life hobbit, a distant ancestor of humanity standing at only around three feet tall, and its discovery prompted questions which have caused a bitter rift between anthropologists lasting to this day. Can our roots be traced to Asia, rather than Africa? What enabled the hobbits to survive for so long, and until so recently? And if we are truly related to these strange creatures, what does it mean to be human? Thanks to exclusive access to ongoing research and fieldwork, THE HOBBIT ENIGMA will address there crucial questions while offering a ground-breaking new take on the theory of human evolution.