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Tabon Caves description and photos - Philippines: Palawan Island. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Tabon Caves.
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Tabon Caves are located in Quezon province in the southwestern part of Palawan Island. The complex consists of 29 caves, of which only 3 are open to the public. In general, more than 200 caves are known in this place, on Lipuun Cape. Today Tabon Caves are under the jurisdiction of the National Museum of the Philippines - they gained worldwide fame after the remains of the oldest Filipino man were discovered here.
In 1962, employees of the National Museum under the leadership of Dr. Robert Fox during excavations discovered the skull of the so-called Tabonsky man. The age of the find is from 22 to 24 thousand years. Also, burial vessels, clay products, jewelry made of jade and other stones, stone tools, animal bones and human remains were found here. whose age exceeds 47 thousand years. These are the oldest human remains found in the Philippines.
In 1972, Cape Lipuun with Tabon caves was declared a nature reserve. It also includes an island with an area of 138 hectares, which is connected to Palawan by a mangrove forest. Scientists believe that people lived here 50 thousand years ago. And the age of the limestone caves themselves is about 25 million years. In 1991, the administration of the island drew up a plan for the development of tourism in this area, which attracts thousands of visitors annually for its natural and cultural significance.
You can get to the caves from the town of Quezon - the road will take about half an hour. Distance from the city of Puerto Princess - 155 km.
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