A new human species has been discovered in the northern Philippines:

it has been named Homo luzonensis by scientists.

Through the analysis of thirteen remains of fossils (teeth, phalanges of foot and hand, fragments of femur) found in the cave of Callao, researchers considered that it was a new species, they have named Homo luzonensis.

It presents at the same time "elements or very primitive characters resembling those of Australopithecus, and others, modern, close to those of Homo sapiens", one emphasizes with the museum of the Man.

Two of the analyzed fossils were dated directly by the uranium series method.

They are 50,000 years old and 67,000 years old respectively.

These are the oldest known human remains in the Philippines, preceding the first 30,000 to 40,000-year-old Homo sapiens found on Palawan Island, southwest of the archipelago.

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld