New Human Species Discovered in Cave

A new human species has been discovered inside of a cave in the Philippines, a long-lost cousin that scientists dubbed Homo luzonensis.

An excavation crew in the cave found fossilized bones and teeth that have dated the species to around 50,000 years to 67,000 years ago. It apparently used stone tools and its small teeth suggest that H. luzonensis might have been rather small-bodied.

The new species is believed to have lived alongside not only us, but other members of the Homo branch, including Neanderthals, their little-understood Siberian cousins the Denisovans, and the diminutive “hobbits” of the island of Flores in Indonesia.

Source: New human species discovered in Philippines cave

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