Skip to comments.Humans were in Philippines 700,000 years ago
Posted on 05/04/2018 7:12:12 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
About 709,000 years ago, someone butchered a rhinoceros using stone tools on the Philippine island of Luzon. That may not seem remarkable -- except that humans weren't supposed to be in the Philippines so long ago.
Before this discovery, the earliest indicator that early humans, or hominins, were even on those islands had been a single foot bone from 67,000 years ago, uncovered in the Callao Cave on Luzon. That's quite a time jump.
Research says that the new findings push back the date for humans inhabiting the Philippines by hundreds of thousands of years. A study published Wednesday in the journal Nature also says that this securely dated evidence pushes back the date for humans living in the wider South East Asian islands region.
Researchers came close to figuring out that Luzon may have been inhabited by early humans when stone tools and the fossils of large animals were discovered there in the 1950s. But they weren't able to securely date those findings to the Middle Pleistocene, which spans 126,000 to 781,000 years ago.
But recent excavations in the Kalinga province of northern Luzon uncovered 57 stone tools and more than 400 bones of animals like monitor lizard, Philippine brown deer, freshwater turtles and stegodons, a now-extinct animal in the same family as elephants and mammoths.....
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They found 700,000 year old ads for mail order brides??
(joking — JOKING!!!)
As Cuvier could correctly describe a whole animal by the contemplation of a single bone.
(The Five Orange Pips)
Phil-down man as opposed to Piltdown man?
Nilagang Baka?.....................(Boiled Beef)
Don Rickles. Putdown man.
They call everything in genus Homo “humans” these days. It just used to be just our own species, Homo sapiens. I guess you can’t get clicks these days without confusing people. They found a Homo erectus fossil.
ROFL! Good joke!
“Humans” using the term loosely.
Or maybe kare kare? Sisig?
Were the bar hostesses there back then.
Thanks TXnMA. They didn't get there on foot! Since it's Friday, weekend imminent, seems like a great idea for the weekly digest ping.
Mmmmm.... pancit, chicken adobo.... OOH! Lumpia! I haven’t had lumpia in far too long!
These might be the ancient ancestor. These are Philippine negritos. They are "little black people" They were jungle survivor instructors at Subic Bay. All the mangos on the base belonged to the negritos
I've noticed with interest that Neanderthal man is now frequently classed as Homo sapiens.
They found a calendar from that year
I’ve often wondered how the islands of the Pacific were inhabited.
I believe 700,000 years go that area was connected to the mainland.
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