Paleolithic Archaelogical Sites in Cagayan Valley

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Paleolithic Archaelogical Sites in Cagayan Valley is part of the Tentative list of Philippines in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

These archeological sites in Cagayan Valley yielded rich finds added new chapter on complex history of human evolution. The cave sites in Peñablanca, Cagayan provided among the earliest hominid fossil in Southeast Asia, with the hobbit-like Homo Luzonensis that dates back up to 67,000 years ago. The sites in Solana, Cagayan produced prehistoric stone tools and remains of megafauna that pushes back frontiers of Philippine prehistory. • Paleolithic Sites in Solana, Cagayan Province – Awidon Mesa Formation • Paleolithic Sites in Peñablanca, Cagayan Province – Callao Limestone Formation

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Philippines - 22-Feb-20 -

Paleolithic Archaelogical Sites in Cagayan Valley (T) by Boj

April 2019 was an exciting moment for Philippine archaeology - the classification of Callao Man as a separate and therefore new species of human called Homo luzonensis, whose first remains were discovered in 2007. 

Before its discovery, most (if not all) focus were on Tabon Man (discovered in 1962) and the Lipuun Cave complex in Palawan, as far as early Philippine human remains are concerned. The Callao Man's third metatarsal bone was said to be 67,000 years old, and much older than the Tabon Man; thus likewise the possibility of the north-to-south movement of ancient humans across the archipelago, instead of the opposite.

The elevated entrance of the Callao Cave provides a glimpse of the Cagayan Valley (see photo) - the home of the Luzon's prehistoric humans.


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