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Callao Cave

Callao Cave, Philippines, is an archaeological site that preserves materials dating to the last 70,000 years. The holotype and other material of Homo luzonensis were found in this cave.

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Homo luzonensis: a new species of hominin from Luzon

I reflect on the discovery from Callao Cave, Philippines, which reinforces the ability of ancient hominins to disperse across island Southeast Asia.

Teeth from the Homo luzonensis individual from Callao Cave
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New fossil material from Luzon suggests another small hominin may have lived on that island

The discovery of a small metatarsal from more than 67,000 years ago in the Philippines may reflect habitation prior to the arrival of modern people.

A dark cave with bright green stalactites visible in center of frame, and two people standing in a large open chamber.