Hello! A few weeks ago, a multitude of articles depicting a recent finding of ancient humans in Callao Cave, in the Philippines, were published. This species lived on what is now the island of Luzon, likely 50,000 to 70,000 years ago and it is called “Homo Iuzonenis”. Interestingly, findings seem to suggest
Micronesia is next on our list of Oceania. This week, special attention will be paid to the Chamorro people native to the Mariana Islands. Demographic data shows that Chamorro people live predominantly in present day Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
For the next few weeks, we will be taking about Oceania and origins of different groups living within Oceania. We begin quite broadly with Polynesians and their origins:
Recently, a very interesting discovery was made: in short, a 10,000 year old skeleton, Cheddar Man. Found originally in Cheddar, England,
Europe and the Middle East—neighbours. While one could argue that not all of Europe is particularly close to the Middle East, and not all of the Middle East is within close proximity to Europe, both geographic locations are within touching distance at their closest points.