These remains, the fossilized fragments of a skull of a female and the jawbones of three individuals dating back to 16,500 years ago, were the earliest known human remains in the Philippines, until a metatarsal from the Callao Man discovered in 2007 was dated in 2010 by uranium-series dating as being 67,000 years old.
Are Filipinos Homosapien?
There’s a new addition to the family tree: an extinct species of human that’s been found in the Philippines. It’s known as Homo luzonensis, after the site of its discovery on the country’s largest island Luzon. Its physical features are a mixture of those found in very ancient human ancestors and in more recent people.
What is the most famous fossil?
Lucy, a 3.2 million year old Australopithecus afarensis named after the Beatles’ song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, is perhaps the most famous fossil in the world.