Tue Mar 14, 2017, 06:29 PM
Ravenquills (457 posts)
400,000-year-old fossil human cranium is oldest ever found in Portugal
This is an interesting article.
...." marking an important contribution to knowledge of human evolution during the middle Pleistocene in Europe and to the origin of the Neandertals.
"The cranium represents the westernmost human fossil ever found in Europe during the middle Pleistocene epoch and one of the earliest on this continent to be associated with the Acheulean stone tool industry. In contrast to other fossils from this same time period, many of which are poorly dated or lack a clear archaeological context, the cranium discovered in the cave of Aroeira in Portugal is well-dated to 400,000 years ago and appeared in association with abundant faunal remains and stone tools, including numerous bifaces
Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-03-year-old-fossil-human-cranium-oldest.html#jCp"
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