Human jawbone unearthed in Europe could be 525,000 years old

02/6/2013 |

A jawbone possibly belonging to an ancient Homo erectus discovered in a Serbian cave could be more than 525,000 years old, according to research published in the journal PLoS ONE. It is the oldest-known human fossil discovered in the European region. "It comes from an area where we basically don't have anything that is known and well published," said bioarchaeologist Mirjana Roksandic, the study's co-author. "Now we have something to start constructing a picture of what's happening in this part of Europe at that time."

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