New human species found in the Philippines

This small fragment of bone was
found in a cave in the Philippines and scientists think it belongs to a
previously unknown species of human. They’ve named the new species Homo luzonensis,
after the island of Luzon on which it was found. So far, only a few clues to this species’
existence have been unearthed – some hand and foot bones,
a thigh bone and seven teeth. All of them are tiny, suggesting that
their owners were under four feet tall. This is the second species of dwarf
human to be found in Southeast Asia. In 2004, scientists presented the skull of
a small-bodied and small-brained species named Homo floresiensis,
commonly known as the ‘Hobbit’. Both species were alive around 50,000 years ago,
at the same time as our species, Homo sapiens, our close relatives the Neanderthals and a mysterious
type of early human called the Denisovans. While these groups roamed around
Asia, sometimes interbreeding, the ancestors of the ‘Hobbit’ and
Homo luzonensis may have been isolated on islands where they probably shrank
in response to limited resources. The scientists think that Homo luzonensis was
even smaller than the ‘Hobbit’, and less robust. The teeth in particular are a puzzle – a weird
mixture of ancient and modern features. This striking combination of characteristics,
not seen in any other human species, convinced the team that they had
found an entirely new species. But where did it come from? Who were its ancestors? One possibility is Homo erectus. We know that this bipedal species made it
out of Africa and was living in Southeast Asia before Homo luzonensis or
the ‘Hobbit’ appear in the fossil record. So, both species could be small
versions of Homo erectus. But this foot bone doesn’t look
like Homo erectus or our species at all. It’s a proximal phalanx – a toe bone – and
it’s more curved than a Homo sapien toe. In fact, it looks like the toe of
Australopithecus, an ancient human relative that lived in Africa three million years ago
and, as far as we know, never left Africa. The toe bone raises an interesting question
about how Homo luzonensis moved. Curved toes are good for climbing and
we think that Australopithecus climbed trees, as well as walking on two feet sometimes. Two and a half million years later, was the
small-bodied Homo luzonensis also a climber? This would be a surprise because
we’re pretty sure that its contemporaries were walking upright and
not hanging out in trees. The researchers would like to find more bones
and they’ll continue to dig in Callao Cave. It’s unlikely that DNA has survived in this warm,
wet climate, but they might be able to extract proteins from the bones, which could tell us how
Homo luzonensis is related to other species of early human, helping to answer some of
the many questions that this discovery raises. So, it seems that 50,000 years ago,
Asia was home to a far more diverse bunch of humans than we first thought – small
ones on islands, some possibly living in trees, larger ones on the mainland, sometimes interbreeding. The evolution of our species is
messy, complicated and fascinating.

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  • 1:20 what is up with that creepy sound? Never watching this in the dark again πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • So legal lolis huhhh

  • so, do we have an african relative?

    do we now have unlimited N word pass?

  • It's just a piece of Philippine Fried Chicken πŸ˜œπŸ˜πŸ˜€

  • Yup Philippines are the best that has infinite secrets untoldπŸ˜‰

  • lol homo erectus

  • There was all kinds of shit running around in the antediluvian world

  • So many bad species commenting here

  • thats the bone of a drug lord lmao

  • Pinoys are still apeman.

  • I'm pure filipino but…..i'm 5'6 tall lmao

  • Small? Oh!! Its just kid thats why its short

  • Video: slightly mentioned philippines

    Filipinos: LiKe If You'RE FiLipiNo
    pRouD To Be piNoy

    Tbh I'm filipino and seeing this types of comments makes me feel cringe and irritated. Like theres nothing wrong with being patriotic to your own country, but seeing the "overproud" comments over and over again makes me facepalm and feel ashamed of being filipino.

  • πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    1.Piltdown man
    2. Nebraska man
    4. Lucy
    5. Tasaday hoax
    6. Now another "they think"

    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚keep it coming. Did the bones have birth certificate?

  • Why the hell are so many filipinos here?

  • Is it just me, or does the Australopithecus toe bone look like a particularly adventurous dildo?

    No? Just me? Ok i'll gtfo now

  • ngipin yan ni thamuz

  • Looks like a dinner place….

  • Most comments here were straight uo stereotyping and racist as if all filipinos were going to shout "Proud to be Pinoy" when all those people aint half of filipinos current population and just bunch of idiots and yet you label all FILIPINOS as like that. Well i guess its better to do that than to be fricking racist towards other race and stereotype them as if all of us were just like that and to know that people were liking your comments suggest that racism is still prominent nowadays and it's sad but its true.

  • I seen a documentary where the australian aborigine did trade in cdo with native Filipinos thousands of years ago.Some aboriginals even settled there,seen some of the indigenous Filipinos on this doco.they actually had the same features as the aboriginals to this day,The aborigine goes back 50.000 years.

  • Images of blackholes and now new human species. Can't wait to see more of new discoveries that science might find

  • What pseudoscience rubbish! Evidence totally absent…hobbit fairy tale!

  • Naku yan nmn ang sakit nting mGa pinoy. May konting discovery lng, sasabihin agad proud to be pinoy or pinoy pride! Ang intindihin nyo ay yung pinagdaanan ng mga scientist habang nagbubungkal sila ng buto. Hindi nmn sila mayayaman. Para nmn may inambag tayo na kahit singkong duling sa kanila. Yung iba sa kanila humihingi ng tulong internationally. Foreign countries whose willing to extend their helping hands to us. Tanungin nyo kaya yang mga pulitiko o yung mga mayayaman kung may alam sila jan? Kung
    hindi nga ibalita yan, hindi natin malalaman. Their right! Medyo may pagka racist tayo in terms of achievements. Pag maganda ang outcome kabig tayo, pag pangit, laglagan na. Wake up fellow Pinoy!

  • Don't tell china they will claim us soon

  • May lata ng sardinas sa mars chaka sa buwan…

  • if only everyone is under 3 ft we wouldn't have to eat hectares of rice Fields a day or cut thousands of trees just to make 8ft doors. very efficient i must say,. you could survive a day with only a single potato.

  • Why is it always in the Philippines finding the origin of human… ?? What about the other countries?? I see for now that many faces in the Philippines that can't even tell if Filipino or what… some of them confused what are literally the face of Filipinos… Well filipinos have different faces even without having the colonization in the country… Filipinos are naturally gifted of having a different faces and incredibly beauty

  • I think it’s a child who died

  • No one:
    Literally no one:
    No soul ever:
    Filipinos: πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜³πŸ˜«πŸ€£πŸ˜³πŸ˜πŸ’žπŸ€¨πŸ€¨πŸ’žπŸ˜«πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ€¨πŸ˜³πŸ’žπŸ˜³πŸ˜πŸ˜³πŸ˜«πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ€£πŸ€¨πŸ˜πŸ’žπŸ˜³πŸ’žπŸ€£πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ’žπŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ’žπŸ˜³πŸ’žπŸ€¨πŸ’žπŸ˜«πŸ€£πŸ€¨πŸ˜πŸ’žπŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ€£πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ’žπŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ€¨πŸ’žπŸ€¨πŸ’žπŸ˜³πŸ€£πŸ€¨πŸ’žπŸ€¨πŸ˜«πŸ’™πŸ€”πŸ’™πŸ˜πŸ˜³πŸ˜­πŸ€¨πŸ’žπŸ€¨

  • I shouldn't be surprised. There are still Homo luzonensis here in my country

  • those fossils are not belong to filipinos .They are chinese ancestors. They call it homo duterterensis kasi malaki ang ilong.

  • Tbh Philippines is so gifted in nature and archaeological sites but it's not taken care of the government

  • This is so fascinating. Thank you for this informative video!

  • I thought island dwarfing happens only on very small islands.

  • Why are they called homo ?

  • There literally no reason for the creepy music. 😩

  • We have been lied to of the origin of man.

  • Excellent program! Very good information about these small ancient people! Thank you very much!

  • Im a filipino and im proud
    Any proud pinoy here?

  • THis has no relation to modern Filipinos or any modern human BTW
    Modern Filipinos are descended from multiple waves of migration from Taiwan, and southeast Asia

  • Nothing came out of Africa, in fact the opposite. Stop spreading fake information. Everyone doing those DNA ancestry tests have revealed what the Smithsonian has hidden.


  • We loss our identity because of the colonization of the spaniards.

  • Well if it is really ours ancestor it is okie we will be accepted this we are filipino a human are living in the earth first and before the other race haha πŸ˜‚

  • Is kai sotto tall he is a pure filipino and he is 7.1 or 7.2 high many filipinos here are taller

  • This video tells us how much we don't know.

  • There's no "new" kind of species of anything, nor "early" anything.Β  This video sounds like preschool — so unknowledgeable of actual genetics and real biology,Β  etc.Β Β Β  'Hope you don't think intelligent, knowledgeable people actually believe this stuff.Β  For the mentally challenged only.

  • It's clear that there are a bunch of different sub species of humans and humanity is really just a collective of various hominid hybrids.
    Funky yo
    Can't wait to learn about bigger tundra hominids, otherwise giants.

  • Theory of evolution
    It’s a theory

  • they named a whole new species huh.. cant believe shit anything maidstream says about anything. cuz they LIE..!!!!!

  • Under what environmental circumstances does one human species evolve into several different species? How extreme does the environment change have to be for the split to happen?

  • If it climbed tree's then it's a monkey. Science keeps pushing the evolution theory of monkeys to humans and it's ridiculous. Why haven't we seen monkeys evolve since then? Or humans evolving into super being's? Because it doesn't happen, never did.

  • Bullshit easy the deciver

  • what's new of a 4-feet human there is even shorter human than that, stupid!

  • If you have got saved but you are not serving GOD you are are on shakeup ground you must tell all you meet how they can get saved or GOD will hold your Blood for their Blood you also. Must repent that means stop sinning even a little bit if you do sin by accident be quick to ask forgiveness for that sin don't let it stick to you theses are the only 2 things I know of that GOD really wants from you a men

  • U come to philippines
    Check by yourself all the evidence that found the human bone,thousand urs ago …
    Philippines is land of ophir,were the land of paradise!!!
    Means the first human was live in ophir/philippines

  • i went to the Philippines last year. most phillipenos are tiny. and for all you know you found the bones of midgets, that dosnt mean you found a different species . you found another human like us but short, get over yourselves

  • And that's why we Filipinos are very short…

  • It seems that the evidences of the Philippines being the Land of Creation is starting to come out and slowly being unearthed. 😊

  • Those were ancient Filipino's who invented yo-yo..hunting on trees with stone tied to a rope..^^

  • I love how they come up with a guess about how it looks like or a different species just from a few chicken bones

  • Evolution propaganda. It's already proven it's not true.

  • I'm not sure if I'm proud of my country or disappointed

  • Filipinos are The Descendants from the Malay

  • Now can anyone tell me, with all these new discoveries popping up everyday and everywhere. How come the Earth is votiming every lies that has been buried in her out??? Like it's goes, you can only buried the truth; but no one can killed the truth. This is what is happening now on this Earth, due to the Spiritual changes going on presently.

    Nevertheless, if the Creator God supposed to create everything in 6 days. This video is nothing, even seas, soils, humans, angels, Spiritual beings, etc. Are not the same, so I asked shouldn't everything on this Earth and Heaven supposed to be homogeneous coming from one creator God???

    In addition, worst is the supposed word of God, the Bible. That which everyone on this Earth based their beliefs on that too. Has the worst lies in it, so much so that there are lots of contradictions like 2 Adams, 2 creations, LORD vs Lord, etc. Then, the greatest calculated deceptions is the word God. Because, yet the Creator God contradicts himself speaking in prural. This is truly so, when it was time to make the man Adam. Example he said, Let us, and …in our image meaning more than 1 God.

    Apparently so, how can a creator God will be careless, clueless and the greatest worst liar to ever walked this Earth. In return causing so much Evilness, and death in his honor and name. From my own personal Spiritual warfares waged against me from the womb through him. I can honestly unfortunately concluded that the Creator God (Yahweh) is the real devil/Satan himself. Who has evolved both physically and Spiritually as the lead, or head of the Archons. There are literally bad guys of the highest order, demons, uncleaned Spirited beings of hell, and any physical places in the universe. They are more like semi-humans, henceforth, is why the Creator God has ungodly ways as humans on this Earth.

    I shall add more later, if need be.
    From Blessed invincible Marion Odeh documental comments.

  • YOU STUPID HOMO CAU RECT US SPECIES……………………..oooohhh….now I no y ure so much cuter dan me….me lo0ng lost gran muttar… duuuhhh..u found a bone……..what n tarnashuns…???

  • Not!!! Dwarfs.

  • A new type of of man?

  • … or just a dwarf mutant like we have today… hello Tyrion Lanaster … we have dwarf homo-sapiens, so why not dwarfs of ancient species instead of declaring a new species every time we find a new pile of bones ?

  • Nigga that's a sinigang bone

  • "Its our Ancestors" / "Its our Great Great Great Great Grand Fathers/Mothers" / "no wonder filipinos are so short". DO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND OR KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOMO SPECIES? DO YOU EVEN KNOW THAT WE'RE DIFFERENT FROM HOMO ERECTUS AND LUZONENSIS? HUH? FUCKIN' IDIOTS. Stupid asses.

  • Who is filipino of hear

  • I think saiyan race name is goku nice joke

  • I don't believe those are bones of humans. And humankind didn't start in Africa, but in the Garden of Eden somewhere in Ancient Mesopotamia, 6000 years ago. So you evolutionists, stop spreading lies.

  • I remember Richard Leakey in a lecture in the early Eighties stating there are no more "missing links" that we have discovered the full progression of human evolution. Was this all before more and more types of co-existing hominids were discovered, i.e. like Homo Naledi, or like here, Luzonensis? Thanks to "nature video" for providing this intriguing video!

  • They are not new. They still exist. Humanoids are not all once species. Look around.

  • Maybe a dog bone left over from dinner

  • Isnt this is one of a Nephilim?

  • It is called Homo Midgetus, this why they are small, or locally called "Taosnaunanos".

  • I have also found human skeleton in my farm near about 6 lac yers old.

  • She Australian

  • Homo.

  • I heard oral stories bout small people in southern Sweden aswell, also stories bout small ghost in the area 3 ft tall or so

  • Plz make VDO on human species

  • The missing link of Darwin's theory of evolution πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • What year did the Homo Luzonensis discover?

  • Homo erectus

  • Six bones and seven teeth… all of which you could conceal in one hand… and they're screaming "New Species" alert! Certainly we can send these remains away to be forensically reconstructed into a full upright bipedal creature with white human eyes, fabulous hair, and a love of climbing trees.

  • Ok they won't recognize giants from our past with all the evidence all around the world.So now they do recognize and identify small bone fragments as being human.So now this makes us humans today literally giants!The truth is coming out slowly with all the new technology and the puzzle is being put together.

  • why the bone so small

  • im a proud filipino…

  • Wait new species in my country but i didnt know it

  • that is not a human. that is just a new species of a monkey. i lilink nyo na naman to sa evolution. hahahaha. alam na this.

  • Turns out the islander human species just kept shrinking to save resources until they were the size of dust. They now live inside our bags of chips, which is why there is so much air in them, so they can breathe.

  • TRUMP has a small brain and hands! IS THERE A CONNECTION?

  • it means that filipino blood lines are different from malays, indonesians and other asians,,,only the aborigin of taiwan and japan okinawans are the true brothers of the filipinos

  • Maybe this is related to the Denisovan or Homo florensis, the dwarf man. Wait…! Dwarf? So those are the dwarfs!

  • Mga kristiano (katoliko, inc, baptist), muslim ay magagalit sa bidyeo na ito. Heheheh. Ex-baptist now agnostic skeptic logical human.

  • Philippines is a great History according to our geography.

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