Our ancestors must still be met. As the squad of Homo sapiens moved from Africa to Southeast Asia, lived in the Philippines related. At this time, in front of about 67,000 years, the island of Luzon, home to a hitherto completely unknown species of the genus Homo.

the Remains of Which have anthropologists-in a limestone cave in the province of Cagayan discovered. Since 2007, digs the French-Philippine research team from Florent Détroit and Armand Salvador Mijares in Callao cave. By 2015, the scientists recovered the Hand and foot bones, part of a femur, and teeth from the cave of the reason. The Remains originate from at least three small-sized individuals – adults and children. They have both primitive as well as modern features.

The scientists will publish their findings in the current issue of the journal Nature. The differences to the other human species (including Homo sapiens and on the island of Flores over a decade ago discovered Homo floresiensis) were so clear, that one must give to these early people a new name: Homo luzonensis enriches the relationship between us modern humans. But have enough differences to justify a new species?

has served in the past for far less. Not always, such classifications had on hand, and often, there were endless squabbles among the scholars.

Interesting is, who were the early Asians. And in what relationship they stood to the other archaic humans. In Eurasia, lived the Neanderthals. Between southern Siberia and probably southern China, the Denisovaner moved on to this time around, in spite of their wide distribution today in the General perception.

This article dates back to the TIME no 16/2019. Here you can read the entire issue.

Of these two Cousins of modern humans, the scientists will know the entire genome, in a precise reconstructed bone and tooth material. In the Genomes of modern humans are clear traces of the former mixing with the Neanderthals, as well as the Denisovanern. In addition, geneticists discovered in the reconstructed genome data of the Denisovaner other relics, the Sex with Strangers point out that These “Ghosts”, another mysterious population of archaic humans, must at that time have in the vast Expanses of Asia lived. To figure out the exact degrees of Relationship will be difficult. As for the Hobbits on the island of Flores, every trace of Erbmolekülen missing in the bones of Homo luzonensis as a result of the hot climate.

These two island populations, suspected the British paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer from the Natural History Museum in London, is expected to join a similar evolutionary history. Either both descendants of the African early humans Australopithecus or the descendants of Homo erectus who migrated out of Africa. With the discovery of Luzon, says Stringer to the TIME, give it good fuel for Controversy.

it is Undisputed, however, that the archaic Filipinos need to be daring sailors. Because between the Southeast Asian mainland, and their island home is the so-called “Wallace line” – a marine locking latch, this ocean cut of ditch for a long prehistory of the overland route to the Philippines, no matter how low the level of the sea may be. As always, he undertook Homo luzonensis must have reached his home originally by ship.

the nautical art has Availed him nothing. He shared the fate of all the archaic native inhabitants of the continents. The arrival of Homo sapiens did not survive them all.


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