Homo luzonensis

April 14, 201993 days 00
  • Scientists have identified a new human ancestor species previously unknown to science in a cave on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.

  • The fossils unearthed suggests that the small-bodied hominin were less than 4 feet tall and most likely walked upright.
  • The new species has been named Homo luzonensis.
  • The discovery of Homo luzonensis supports the growing body of evidence that human evolution is not as linear as was once thought.

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