The first hominin of Europe

  title={The first hominin of Europe},
  author={Eudald Carbonell and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Berm{\'u}dez de Castro and Josep M. Par{\'e}s and Alfredo P{\'e}rez-Gonz{\'a}lez and Gloria Cuenca‐Besc{\'o}s and Andreu Oll{\'e} and Marina Mosquera and Rosa Huguet and Jan Made and Antonio Rosas and R Sala and Josep Vallverd{\'u} and Nuria Garc{\'i}a and Darryl E. Granger and Mar{\'i}a Martin{\'o}n‐Torres and Xos{\'e} Pedro Rodr{\'i}guez-{\'A}lvarez and Greg M. Stock and Josep Maria Verg{\`e}s and Ethel Allu{\'e} and Francesc Burjachs and Isabel C{\'a}ceres and Antonio Canals and A. Benito and Carlos D{\'i}ez and Marina Lozano and Ana Mateos and Marta Navazo and Jes{\'u}s Rodr{\'i}guez and Jordi Rosell and Juan Luis Arsuaga},
The earliest hominin occupation of Europe is one of the most debated topics in palaeoanthropology. However, the purportedly oldest of the Early Pleistocene sites in Eurasia lack precise age control and contain stone tools rather than human fossil remains. Here we report the discovery of a human mandible associated with an assemblage of Mode 1 lithic tools and faunal remains bearing traces of hominin processing, in stratigraphic level TE9 at the site of the Sima del Elefante, Atapuerca, Spain… 

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  • O. OmsJ. Parés A. Turq
  • Geography, Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 2000
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