The Lost Tribe Hoax

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.

Available now

10 minutes

Last on

Sun 18 Nov 2012 06:50 GMT

Featured in...

The Witness Podcast

The Witness Podcast

Every programme, to download and keep

African History Collection

Thomas Sankara African Revolutionary

The communities, politics, leaders and events that have shaped Africa

Music History Collection

Music Collection

People, events and music through history

Witness - Archive Collections

The first woman in space

Women's, Cuban, African, WW2, Vietnam, Indian, Black histories