This handout image obtained from the French Museum of Natural History on May 2, 2018 shows an archaeologist at work at the site of an archaeological dig at Kalinga in the Philippines. "AFP PHOTO / MNHN / Thomas INGICCO"
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Were the early humans roaming east Asia more than half-a-million years ago clever enough to build sea-faring watercraft and curious enough to cross a vast expanse of open sea?Earlier archeological clues from Luzon island -- tools at one site, pre-historic animals remains at another -- hinted at the presence of primitive human species, echoing the way Homo erectus and Homo floresiensis probably populated the Indonesian archipelago during roughly the same period.But until now, the earliest confirmed evidence of hominins -- the scientific term used to group modern and early humans -- in the Philippines came from a single, 67,000-year old foot bone unearthed in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
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