via various news sources (see below), 05 February 2020: A week-long conference on Homo luzonensis and other early hominids in Southeast Asia is underway in the Philippines, hence the recent coverage on the astonishing discovery. The team returns to Callao Cave next week for a fifth season of excavations, and the National Museum of the Philippines reports that there is a renewed interest in archaeology from the Philippine public. (Update 07 Feb 2020: Added an article from the Philippine Inquirer)
The team that discovered the world’s newest ancient human species will be returning to Cagayan province this month in search of more fossilized remains as part of efforts to find out how Homo luzonensis fits in the human family tree.
“Next week we’re starting excavation to get more fossils. If we get a nice mandible or skull cap, then we can reconstruct it,” Dr. Armand Mijares, the Filipino archaeologist who spearheaded the project, told ABS-CBN News at the sidelines of the International Homo luzonensis Conference in Quezon City this week.
Mijares and other international experts will be excavating in Callao Cave in Cagayan from February 10 to March 22, a project funded by the National Geographic.