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.