When did humans migrate to the Philippines?

The fossil record confirms that our modern humans were in the Philippines at least 40,000–50,000 years ago3,4,5, the genus Homo possibily 66,700 years ago6,7. Another finding is the presence in the archipelago of Negritos groups related to the first migrations of Homo sapiens outside Africa4,8,9.

How did humans arrive in the Philippines?

But like most researchers, Antón isn’t convinced that ancient humans were deliberately crossing Southeast Asian seas so long ago. More likely, they were carried to distant islands by tsunami waves, or arrived there via floating islands of land and debris detached during typhoons.

What is the first human in Philippines?

The earliest known hominin remains in the Philippines is the fossil discovered in 2007 in the Callao Caves in Cagayan. The 67,000-year-old find predates the 47,000-year-old Tabon Man, which was until then the earliest known set of human remains in the archipelago.

Are Filipinos Homosapien?

There’s a new addition to the family tree: an extinct species of human that’s been found in the Philippines. It’s known as Homo luzonensis, after the site of its discovery on the country’s largest island Luzon. Its physical features are a mixture of those found in very ancient human ancestors and in more recent people.

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