08 February 2014

Archaic humans in Norfolk

Footsteps of archaic humans, dated to between ca. 1 million and 0.78 million years ago have been found on the shores of Happisburgh, Norfolk, England.
The find is reported in PLOS One Hominin Footprints from Early Pleistocene Deposits at Happisburgh, UK which examines the footprints exposed over the last two years as winter storms eroded the seaside cliffs. Subsequent storms have washed the prints away but they are well recorded photographically, and further erosion may well reveal new evidence.
Stone tools found at Happisburgh dating from about the same period are part of an exhibit "Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story" at London's Natural History Museum opening next week and running to September.
See BBC articles here and here

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