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  Earliest known hominin activity in the Philippines by 709 thousand years ago

Ingicco, T., Bergh, G. D. v. d., Jago-on, C., Bahain, J.-J., Chacón, M. G., Amano, N., et al. (2018). Earliest known hominin activity in the Philippines by 709 thousand years ago. Nature, 557(7704), 233-237. doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0072-8.

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Ingicco, Thomas, Author
Bergh, Gerrit D. van den, Author
Jago-on, C., Author
Bahain, Jean-Jacques, Author
Chacón, Maria Gema, Author
Amano, Noel1, Author              
Forestier, Hubert, Author
King, Carlos, Author
Manalo, Kathryn Ann, Author
Nomade, Sébastien, Author
Pereira, Alison M., Author
Reyes, M. C., Author
Sémah, Anne-Marie, Author
Shao, Qingfeng, Author
Voinchet, Pierre, Author
Falguères, Christophe, Author
Albers, Paul C. H., Author
Lising, Marie, Author
Lyras, George, Author
Yurnaldi, Dida, Author
Rochette, Pierre, AuthorBautista, Angel, AuthorVos, John de, Author more..
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1Archaeology, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society, ou_2074312              

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 Abstract: Over 60 years ago, stone tools and remains of megafauna were discovered on the Southeast Asian islands of Flores, Sulawesi and Luzon, and a Middle Pleistocene colonization by Homo erectus was initially proposed to have occurred on these islands1–4. However, until the discovery of Homo floresiensis in 2003, claims of the presence of archaic hominins on Wallacean islands were hypothetical owing to the absence of in situ fossils and/or stone artefacts that were excavated from well-documented stratigraphic contexts, or because secure numerical dating methods of these sites were lacking. As a consequence, these claims were generally treated with scepticism 5 . Here we describe the results of recent excavations at Kalinga in the Cagayan Valley of northern Luzon in the Philippines that have yielded 57 stone tools associated with an almost-complete disarticulated skeleton of Rhinoceros philippinensis, which shows clear signs of butchery, together with other fossil fauna remains attributed to stegodon, Philippine brown deer, freshwater turtle and monitor lizard. All finds originate from a clay-rich bone bed that was dated to between 777 and 631 thousand years ago using electron-spin resonance methods that were applied to tooth enamel and fluvial quartz. This evidence pushes back the proven period of colonization 6 of the Philippines by hundreds of thousands of years, and furthermore suggests that early overseas dispersal in Island South East Asia by premodern hominins took place several times during the Early and Middle Pleistocene stages1–4. The Philippines therefore may have had a central role in southward movements into Wallacea, not only of Pleistocene megafauna 7 , but also of archaic hominins.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2018-05-022018-05
 Publication Status: Published in print
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DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0072-8
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Title: Nature
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Pages: - Volume / Issue: 557 (7704) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 233 - 237 Identifier: ISSN: 0028-0836
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/954925427238