The researchers have named the new species luzonensis because of where it was found on the island of Luzon. They are now the earliest human remains found in the Philippines. Previously, Homo sapiens remains were found on Palawan island and dated to between 30,000 and 40,000 years ago.
What is the oldest human fossil found in the Philippines?
The Tabon skull cap is considered the earliest skull cap of modern humans found in the Philippines, and is thought to have belonged to a young female. The Tabon mandible is the earliest evidence of human remains showing archaic characteristics of the mandible and teeth.
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.