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Filipino archaeologists discoverthe remains of a new human specie called “Homo luzonensis” at Callao Cave, Peñablanca, Cagayan.
Led by professional researchers from the University of the Philippines (UP), a team of archaeologists from abroad has assisted in the discovery of the new specie.
They have dug up bones and teeth in the cave that, according to studies, have been there for 50,000 years.
According to the researchers, the the three individuals they found have similar physical properties from ancient and modern humans.
This is the reason why it is new and unique, compared to earlier human species such as Homo sapiens.
In 2007, Dr. Armand Mijares, archaeologist from UP excavated a bone believed to from a foot and is 67,000 years old.
And because they were not sure if the bone was from a human specie, Dr. Armand and other archaeologists continued their research at the Callao Caves.
Furthermore, their excavation started to have a direction in 2011 and 2017 when they found more bones from the arm, foot and even teeth.
The discovery of Homo luzonensis is an important role on mankind.
Some of the questions that still need answers are where they came from exactly and how they got to Luzon.