A new species added to the human evolution
Homo luzonensis: A new human species discovered - interesting science news

A team of International scientists have uncovered the mortal remains of a new human species in Philippines, which indicates that this region played an important role in the human evolution. These fossil remains were found in the Luzon island and are 50,000 years old at the Callao Caves.

The bones found were adult finger and toes bones as well as teeth. The size of the teeth are usually indicative of the overall size of the mammal and since the teeth discovered were very small, the scientists predict that Homo luzonensis was a small being.

They also found evidence of a butchered rhinoceros and stone tools dating 700,000 years old but it still remains to be established if these were used by Homo luzonensis.

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


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