A new species of Homo from the Late Pleistocene of the Philippines

  title={A new species of Homo from the Late Pleistocene of the Philippines},
  author={F. D{\'e}troit and Armand Salvador Mijares and Julien Corny and Guillaume Daver and C. Zanolli and E. Dizon and E. Robles and R. Gr{\"u}n and Philip J. Piper},
  • F. Détroit, Armand Salvador Mijares, +6 authors Philip J. Piper
  • Published 2019
  • Medicine, Geography
  • Nature
  • A hominin third metatarsal discovered in 2007 in Callao Cave (Northern Luzon, the Philippines) and dated to 67 thousand years ago provided the earliest direct evidence of a human presence in the Philippines. Analysis of this foot bone suggested that it belonged to the genus Homo, but to which species was unclear. Here we report the discovery of twelve additional hominin elements that represent at least three individuals that were found in the same stratigraphic layer of Callao Cave as the… CONTINUE READING

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