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Witness - The Lost Tribe Hoax

In the 1970s Filipino forest dwellers were discovered apparently still living as people did in the stone age. But it turned out to be a hoax that fooled the scientific community.

In the 1970s the Filipino government annouced they had discovered a group of cave dwellers who were still living as people did in the stone age. But the tribe turned out to be a hoax that fooled the scientific community. Photo: Members of the Tasaday tribe photographed by Oswald Iten in the 1980s after they admitted the hoax.

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 6:50AM Sun, 18 Nov 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 9:50AM Thu, 15 Nov 2012
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  • Duration 10 minutes

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