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    New species of ancient human found in Philippines

    And small (roughly 1.2 meters or 4' tall) like Homo floresiensis from Indonesia.

    Source: A new species of Homo from the Late Pleistocene of the Philippines


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    A hominin third metatarsal discovered in 2007 in Callao Cave (Northern Luzon, the Philippines) and dated to 67 thousand years ago provided the earliest direct evidence of a human presence in the Philippines. Analysis of this foot bone suggested that it belonged to the genus Homo, but to which species was unclear. Here we report the discovery of twelve additional hominin elements that represent at least three individuals that were found in the same stratigraphic layer of Callao Cave as the previously discovered metatarsal. These specimens display a combination of primitive and derived morphological features that is different from the combination of features found in other species in the genus Homo (including Homo floresiensis and Homo sapiens) and warrants their attribution to a new species, which we name Homo luzonensis. The presence of another and previously unknown hominin species east of the Wallace Line during the Late Pleistocene epoch underscores the importance of island Southeast Asia in the evolution of the genus Homo.



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    Great reference! Thanks!
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    So these are the real hobbits and the other ones were dwarves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    So these are the real hobbits and the other ones were dwarves.
    Halflings and Hobbits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Halflings and Hobbits.
    I thought halflings were hobbits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I thought halflings were hobbits.
    Never let the lawyers for Tolkien's estate hear you say that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Never let the lawyers for Tolkien's estate hear you say that.
    Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
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    Frank

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    FWICT the hand full of fossilized remains of Homo luzonensis, which include bones from the hands and feet as well as teeth, exhibit a mosaic of what can be called both primitive as well as modern features in a combination of traits that have never been seen before. The premolars reveal primitive characteristics whereas the molars are much more derived (modern), while the hands and feet seem more acclimated to an arboreal existence than what is seen abong Homo sapiens (us) or even Neandertals, Denisovans or Homo floresiensis.

    This discovery has resulted in raising a whole slew of questions the answers to which will almost certainly force a rewriting the history of human origins.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Never let the lawyers for Tolkien's estate hear you say that.
    Tolkien fans here? This is absolutely the forum I should be in.

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    I am waiting for the orc skeletons.

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