So does 67K years ago not only push back filipino history but also all pacific island history? What are the earliest remains found so far? JSteen
Back on track. The 67kya finger bone will push back Pacific maritime excursions from Southeast Asia with the caveat that only one finger bone has been found so far. Additional finds, including worked lithics, should support a maritime crossing to Luzon by that time.
I have two comments for RS, (1) the bone found wasn't the middle finger, and (2) Luzon was still a sea crossing at a sea level drop of about 75 meters at 67kya. Extrapolated from the Purdue map entitled "Extent of Land Surfaces and Ice Mass During Last Glacial Era", see: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~rauhn/iceage.htm