Researchers uncover oldest signs of human life in northern Europe

07/7/2010 | Wired.com

Researchers have discovered stone tools at an excavation sight in Happisburgh, England, that place early humans in northern Europe some 150,000 years sooner than was previously believed to be the case. "[T]his has significant implications for our understanding of early human behavior, adaptation and survival, as well as the tempo and mode of colonization after their first dispersal out of Africa," the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain research team wrote in the journal Nature.

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