Skip to comments.One million-year-old settlement uncovered in Britain
Posted on 01/16/2014 8:11:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Archaeologists believe they have found the birthplace of British civilisation, and it is underneath a £15-a-night caravan park in Norfolk, England. Discoveries at the site include one million-year-old artefacts and fossilised animal remains, which are the oldest ever found in the UK. Scientists now believe that it was the first, or one of the first settlement sites of early humans in Britain.
Although researchers are yet to uncover any human remains from our predecessors, it is believed the site currently lying beneath Manor Caravan Park in Happisburgh, Norfolk, was a settlement created by early human relatives, such as Homo erectus. "We don't know which species of early human first came to Britain so my dream is to find a fossil human at Happisburgh," said Chris Stringer, research leader in human origins at the Natural History Museum. The complete findings are set to be revealed next month in Natural History Museums exhibition: Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story, where more than 200 specimens and objects will be on display.
"Happisburgh could be the first place where humans settled in Britain, said Stringer. We have some spectacular finds of tools and the fossils of butchered animals beneath cliffs in front of what is now partly a holiday caravan park. We think the site where they lived was on the river Thames, which flowed out into the North Sea at that point."
The landscape in Norfolk at the time would have been covered with thick forest and populated with dangerous predators such as sabre-toothed tigers and hyenas. However, it was also a rich hunting ground full of mammoths, bison, deer, and horses. The early humans living at the time would also have been able to walk to mainland Europe as one million years ago, Kent was connected to Germany.
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If they find any yellow teeth, it`ll be certain they`re Brits.
Is that the prophet? He’s a long way from Arabia.
Wow... a million years. In Britain. Any recoverable DNA could be the hughest and seriest thing ever.
Eleven steeeeking seconds! Darn you.
I don’t know about the birth place of British civilization but hominid remains could answer some questions recently raised about the number and questionable separation of hominid species at the time.
Typical Norwich fan, Saturday night, 4 pints in.
Nonsense. Key elements of a silly story: âbelieve they have found,â âone million-year-old,â âHappisburgh could be the first place where humans settled in Britain,â sabre-toothed tigersâthey are catsânot âtigers,â âthe early humans living at the time would also have been able to walk to mainland Europe as one million years ago, Kent was connected to Germany.â Not one aspect of this story is scientifically provable. ÂBelieveÂ is a word delegated to religions, not a scientific term as the left would have us Âbelieve. Yes, I know—gonna’ get hell for this. And “hell?” What does the left know about it despite their usage? And the picture with the story? They want us to take it seriously as if it is a true rendition of a prehistoric individual. This is laughable, but unfortunately the low information crowd will accept it on “faith.”Â
A million years is a long time.
Maybe it is a ka-jillion.
Is that before or after the extraterrestrials modified their DNA to make them suitable for gold mining?
So ancient man was the dudes hanging out doing drugs and asking for money?
That’s really the pits.
underneath a £15-a-night caravan park....
The guys from Top Gear UK must be happy.
They already made a documentary movie about these early British people:
There are no known human settlements 1 million years old. Anywhere.
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