Europes oldest human

from the Guardian Newspaper.

Science correspondent James Randerson looks at the significance of an archaeological discovery

this link takes you to an mp3 where you can listen to him talk about this amazing discovery.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/audio/2008/mar/27/james.randerson.human.remains

Juan Herrero/EPA

A fossilised jawbone and teeth found in a cave in northern Spain may have belonged to one of the first human ancestors to set foot in western Europe. The hominid has been identified as Homo antecessor, or pioneer man, a possible ancestor of both our own species and Neanderthals. The fossils date from between 1.1m and 1.2m years ago.

Read more here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/mar/27/archaeology.fossils

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