Tabon Cave in Palawan

August 18, 2010

The caves are called after the Tabon Scrubfowl. The complex has 29 searched caves, but 200 caves are recognized to exist on Lipuun Point. They are preserved by the National Museum, and Diwata Cave and Liyang Cave are exposed to the public. The Tabon Man was found in the caves, one of the oldest remnants of human inhabitants found in the Philippines.The skull cap remains of the Tabon Man were discovered in the Tabon Caves. The remains are approximately 22,000-24,000 years old.They were discovered by Dr. Robert B. Fox and his squad from the National Museum of the Philippines in 1962. The team also found burial jars, earthenware, jade ornaments & other jewelry, stone tools, animal bones, & human fossils dating back to 47,000 years ago; the earliest human remains discovered in the Philippines.


The Tabon Caves are a set of caves north of Quezon municipality, in the south western part of the province of Palawan on Palawan Island, in the Philippines.

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