In the Philippines, discovered the remains of a new kind of ancient people

In 2007, inside the Philippine Cave Callaothe metatarsal bone of an ancient man was found, but then the scientists could not say exactly what kind of people he was referring to. It turned out that this type of person was not yet known to science - recently, at the same ground level, researchers found more bones that combine the features of both modern people and ancient Australopithecus. A new species was named Homo luzonensis, in honor of the island of Luzon, on which the discovery was made.

The researchers managed to dig out 12 bones,which belonged to two adults and one child. Among the remains were two phalanges of the fingers and toes, part of the femur and seven molars. Scientists were surprised that the people found had very small teeth, which suggests that they had a small height. Perhaps the size of these people was like the "hobbit people" Homo floresiensis, discovered in an Indonesian cave in 2003. The shape of the teeth was almost the same as that of modern humans, and the phalanges of the fingers - like those of Australopithecus.

It is believed that a previously unknown type of people lived onLuzon Island about 50 thousand years ago. At about the same time, the very “hobbit people” who share common features with a new-open view lived on the Indonesian island of Flores. There is an assumption that at some time they moved to another place, and over time acquired their own characteristics, but they still have common features, such as low growth. Scientists intend to continue to explore the remains, to more accurately determine the immediate family of previously unknown people.

Everything becomes known about the life of ancient peoplemore and more. For example, scientists recently discovered that climate change could have made Neanderthals cannibals. About the terrible events that took place in the Mula Gvertsi cave in the south-east of France, you can read in our material.

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