|Portion of title
||Anthropologist on the trail of a hidden hominoid
||Ape-men of Flores Island -- part I. What people say about ape-men: Ape-men as natural creatures ; Ape-men as supernaturals -- part II. Stories of ape-men: Ape-men in myth and legend ; What someone told someone else, or secondhand stories of ape-man encounters -- part III. Eyewitness accounts: From questionable stories to compelling reports ; More remarkable encounters ; The little naked man and other extraterritorial sightings -- part V. What to believe: What do stories of ape-men tell us and what else could they be? ; Could ape-men survive on Flores Island?
||Discusses the author's research into skeletons belonging to a small-statured early human species discovered in 2003 on the remote Indonesian island of Flores, and stories from the inhabitants of Flores about half-apelike, half-humanlike creatures that lived on a nearby volcano, and the possibility that a primitive species of human had survived into recent times and co-existed with modern humans.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-269) and index.|