On The Incredible Human Journey, Dr. Alice Roberts travels the globe to discover the incredible story of how humans left Africa to colonise the world.

The Incredible Human Journey - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2009-05-10

The Incredible Human Journey - Ebu gogo - Netflix

The Ebu Gogo are a group of human-like creatures that appear in the mythology of Flores, Indonesia. In the Nage language of central Flores, ebu means “grandmother” and gogo means “he who eats anything”. A colloquial English equivalent might be something like “granny glutton.”

The Incredible Human Journey - Speculated connection to Homo floresiensis - Netflix

The discovery of the remains of a meter-tall hominin on Flores Homo floresiensis, alive perhaps as recently as 13,000 years ago (though a 2016 study suggests 50,000 years), has inspired more literal interpretations of the Ebu Gogo stories. Anthropologist Gregory Forth, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, Canada has stated that “wildman” myths are prevalent in Southeast Asia and has investigated their linguistic and ritual roots, speculating that H. floresiensis may be evidence that the folktales of Ebu Gogo and similar creatures such as the Orang Pendek on Sumatra may be cultural memories rooted in fact.

The Incredible Human Journey - References - Netflix