The first hominin of Europe

  title={The first hominin of Europe},
  author={E. Carbonell and J. Castro and J. Par{\'e}s and A. P{\'e}rez-Gonz{\'a}lez and G. Cuenca-Besc{\'o}s and A. Oll{\'e} and M. Mosquera and R. Huguet and J. Made and A. Rosas and Robert Sala and J. Vallverd{\'u} and N. Garc{\'i}a and D. Granger and M. Martin{\'o}n-Torres and X. Rodr{\'i}guez and G. Stock and J. M. Verg{\`e}s and E. Allu{\'e} and F. Burjachs and I. C{\'a}ceres and A. Canals and A. Benito and C. D{\'i}ez and M. Lozano and A. Mateos and M. Navazo and J. Rodr{\'i}guez and J. Rosell and J. L. Arsuaga},
  • E. Carbonell, J. Castro, +27 authors J. L. Arsuaga
  • Published 2008
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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