The Oldest European Human Fossil Found

The Oldest European Human Fossil Found:

A jawbone fragment discovered in northern Spain last month could be the oldest known fossil of a human ancestor found to date in Europe,

  • The researchers said the fossil found at an archaeological site in the Atapuerca mountain range was about 1.4m years old.
  • Until now, the oldest hominid fossil found in Europe was a jawbone found at the same site in 2007 that was determined to be 1.2m years old.
  • Atapuerca holds one of the richest records of prehistoric human occupation in Europe.

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