Prof. Piper (ANU) examining the third metatarsal of a new hominin species, named Homo luzonensis. Image: Lannon Harley, ANU
New early human species found in the Philippines - human history short science news

An international team of researchers have found the remains of a new early human species on Luzon Island in the Philippines. The new species has been named Homo luzonensis.

The fossils that have been found include adult finger and toe bones, teeth, and a child’s femur, and are dated to 67,000 years ago.

This discovery shows that the island region in southeast Asia, including the Philippines, has played an important role in the history of hominin evolution.

Read the full story: Australian National University
Scientific publication: Nature