“Incredible” –New Species of Human Unearthed

 

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“It’s quite incredible, the extremities, that is the hand and feet bones are remarkably Australopithecine-like. The Australopithecines last walked the earth in Africa about 2 million years ago and are considered to be the ancestors of the Homo group, which includes modern humans,” said Philip Piper with The Australian National University (ANU), about the discovery of fossils of a new species of human in the Philippines, Homo luzonensis is named after Luzon Island, where the more than 50,000 year old fossils were found during excavations at Callao Cave.

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