About 1.8 million years ago, the commonly found Homo
erectus species spread throughout East and Southeast Asia.
'It also raised more questions to answer, such as Homo
luzonensis' lineage and how and when it reached Luzon island,' he said.
Thirteen fossil bones and teeth of Homo
luzonensis were presented to the media on Thursday.
luzonensis was a contemporary not only of the Hobbit but of our own species, Homo
sapiens, which emerged in Africa roughly 300,000 years ago.
The 50,000-year-old remains belong to a now extinct species of human which the team have named Homo
"For years -- and until less than 20 years ago -- human evolution in Asia was seen as very simple, with Homo
erectus going out of Africa, settling in east and southeast Asia, and then nothing happened until the arrival of Homo
sapiens at around 40,000 to 50,000 years ago and its 'conquest' of every region on Earth," Detroit said.
This is in sharp contrast to stone tools made by other hominid species, including early Homo
sapiens and Neanderthals, who climbed mountains to find good quality stone and transported it over huge distances.
To find the answer, a group of researchers from the Wits University sourced skull fragments and partial crania from the remains of at last five adult homo
Previous digs in the Arabian interior have uncovered tools which could have been used by early Homo
In our study, we proposed that gender would moderate the effect of homo
economicus belief on trust.
Team member Dr Debbie Argue said: "Homo
floresiensis was likely a sister species of Homo