Ancient bone find may change Filipino history

    Ancient bone find may change Filipino history AFP/File – Professor Armand Mijares, an achaeologist from the University of the Philippines, holds up a 67,000-year-old …

    MANILA (AFP) – Archaeologists have found a foot bone that could prove the Philippines was first settled by humans 67,000 years ago, thousands of years earlier than previously thought, the National Museum said Tuesday.

    The bone, found in an extensive cave network, predates the 47,000-year-old Tabon Man that is previously known as the first human to have lived in the country, said Taj Vitales, a researcher with the museum's archaeology section.

    "This would make it the oldest human remains ever found in the Philippines," Vitales told AFP.
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