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New species of ancient human discovered in the Philippines

Tokyo, April 11, AZERTAC

Researchers in the Philippines announced today that they have discovered a species of ancient human previously unknown to science, according to National Geographic.

The small-bodied hominin, named Homo luzonensis, lived on the island of Luzon at least 50,000 to 67,000 years ago. The hominin—identified from a total of seven teeth and six small bones—hosts a patchwork of ancient and more advanced features. The landmark discovery makes Luzon the third Southeast Asian island in the last 15 years to bear signs of unexpectedly ancient human activity.

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