Saturday, November 5, 2011
Humans ventured as far as Torquay more than 40,000 years ago
The early humans were pioneers who took advantage of a temporary warm spell to visit Britain during the last ice age
A fragment of human jaw unearthed in a prehistoric cave in Torquay is the earliest evidence of modern humans in north-west Europe, scientists say.
The tiny piece of upper jaw was excavated from Kents Cave on the town's border in the 1920s but its significance was not fully realised until scientists checked its age with advanced techniques that have only now become available.
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