New human ancestor discovered in Philippines cave

New human ancestor discovered in Philippines cave

Scientists said on Wednesday, thirteen fossil bones and teeth excavated in a cave in the Philippines represent a previously unknown human species. The species, given the name Homo luzonensis, was discovered on Luzon island. Although they could walk upright, the creatures’ feet were specially shaped for tree-climbing, combining primitive and more advanced anatomical traits.

Timothy
Timothy
Ian N
Ian N 1 year

None of this really seems like evidence of a different human species. Seems like the remains of monkeys the more I read about it... am I missing something? Seems like they're just jumping to conclusions with little evidence...

.       .
. . 1 year

Still more advanced than today's mumble rappers

A girl has no name
A girl has no name 1 year

To make sure you have a new species you should have a good number of individuals of the supposed species. That way you avoid making mistakes, for the differences with the rest of human species could be explain by other mechanisms such as genetic mutations or disease. I wouldn't consider three adults and a kid (according to what researchers reported) enough to say we have a new species. On the other hand if you become that skeptic, H. luzonensis wouldn't be the only human «species» that can't be considered as such.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 1 year

Bernie?

dindu jujitsu
dindu jujitsu 1 year

It's only skin deep. We're all equal.

Seth Napier
Seth Napier 1 year

It's the missing missing link!

Experiment Eks
Experiment Eks 1 year

Can't wait to read more about this. It would also be nice to see a computer-generated reconstruction.

TheBornOfFire
TheBornOfFire 1 year

no, god did it!

Sol Rosenberg
Sol Rosenberg 1 year

"Since the dawn of time man has wondered 'What if my penis lived alone in the woods and was poisonous.'"

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