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New Human Species Discovered in Luzon, Philippines

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    New Human Species Discovered in Luzon, Philippines

    Humankind's tangled shrub of ancestry now has a new branch: Researchers in the Philippines announced today that they have discovered a species of ancient human previously unknown to science.

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

    For a long, long time, the Philippine islands [have] been more or less left [out]," says study coauthor and project leader Armand Mijares, an archaeologist at the University of the Philippines Diliman and a National Geographic grantee. But H. luzonensis flips the script, and it continues to challenge the outdated idea that the human line neatly progressed from less advanced to more advanced species.
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/s...mo-luzonensis/
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    It follows on from a discovery of human presence 700,000 years ago. It is now suggested this was this species.


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    Was it noted for it's love of singing, dancing, big parties, bland noodles, friendly demeanor and flirtatious play?

    (Sorry...couldn't resist)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque
    Was it noted for it's love of singing, dancing, big parties, bland noodles, friendly demeanor and flirtatious play?

    (Sorry...couldn't resist)
    They invented a vidoeke machine but died out before electricity was able to make it work.
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