Callao Man is Philippines' earliest known inhabitant
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Callao Man is Philippines' earliest known inhabitant

Tuguegarao : Philippines | Aug 02, 2010 at 11:33 PM PDT
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INSIDE CALLAO CAVE IN PENABLANCA, CAGAYAN PART 1

A piece of foot bone found at the Callao Caves in Tuguegarao, Cagayan about three years ago by a team from the UP Diliman Archeological Studies led by Dr. Armando Mijares may have proven itself to be the most significant archeological find in the Philippines and possibly even the entire Asia-Pacific region to date.

Believe to pre-date the approximately 50,000 years old Tabon Man by at least 17,000 years, the 2007 archeological find has been extensively studied and authenticated by world renowned archeological experts. Its carbon dating puts it at approximately 67,000 years old.

The leg is believed to be a piece of a foot bone from a homo sapien-like Luzon dweller thousands of years ago. Scientific reconstruction suggests that the said prehistoric Luzon dwellers were probably less than four feet tall and possibly related to the present day Aetas that inhabit some mountains in northern and central Luzon.

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Callao Cave
The archeological discovery site in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan of the 67 thousand years old Callao Man, the earliest prehistoric remains of human Inhabitants in the Philippines and in the Asia-Pacific Region. Photo Credit: Ivan Henares (Ivan About Town)
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