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'First west Europe tooth' found


Posted on Sunday, 1 July, 2007 | Comment icon 2 comments | News tip by: Waspie Dwarf


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"Scientists in Spain say that they have found a tooth from a distant human ancestor that is more than one million years old."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Cebrakon on 2 July, 2007, 6:13
Submitted by Waspie Dwarf: Scientists in Spain say that they have found a tooth from a distant human ancestor that is more than one million years old. The tooth, a pre-molar, was discovered on Wednesday at the Atapuerca site in northern Spain's Burgos Province. It represented western Europe's "oldest human fossil remain", a statement from the Atapuerca Foundation said. The foundation said it was awaiting final results before publishing its findings in a scientific journal. Several caves containing evidence of prehistoric human occupation have been found in Atapuerca. In 1994 fossilised remains... [More]


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