New tool finds suggest humans arrived earlier in Britain


Researchers have discovered stone tools in Norfolk that suggest that early humans may have arrived in Britain nearly a million years ago and might have got there even earlier.

The find, published in the Journal Nature, pushes back the arrival of the first humans to what is now the UK by several hundred thousand years.

Lead researcher Dr Nick Ashton from the British Museum showed BBC News around the site in Happisburgh and discussed some of the finds.

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