Meditation 4.17.19 - A Pen and Ink Tangle
Did you hear? There is another branch of the human tree.
On the Philippine island of Luzon, after the discovery of a handful of teeth and small bones were discovered in a cave, science has identified a new type of ancient human.
This one has been christened "Homo luzonensis".
What I hadn't realized, until I heard about this new human type, was that there were a lot more types of humans than I knew. Did you know that in addition to this new discovery, us (Homo sapien) and Neanderthals (Homo neaderthalensis - I owe Jean Auel and her Earth's Children series for my introduction to this species) there were:
Homo hablis/gautengensis (South/East Africa), Homo rudolfensis (Kenya), Homo erectus/cepranensis (Africa, Eurasia), Homo ergaster (South/East Africa), and Homo antecessor/heildelbergensis (Europe/Africa).
Other skeletons that have been found, but not yet classified into a specific homo type yet are:
Rhodesiensis (Zambia), Naledi (South Africa), Floresiensis (Indonesia), Tsaichangensis (Taiwan), Denisova (Siberia), and the Red Deer Cave People (China).
That is a lot of different people and a big part of me wonders what they were all like.