In Portuguese the cave was found the skull an age of 400,000 years.
Scientists from the University of Barcelona found in Portugal human skull age of about 400,000 years. This is one of the oldest such fossil ever discovered in Europe.
According to a report in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, he was in one of the caves system Almond Gruta de Aroeira, located South of Lisbon.
If early scientists doubted the accuracy of the Dating of such finds of the same era, now they think they’ve determined the age correctly. Never before nobody was out in the far West of Europe the fossil human remains of the Pleistocene epoch, which began about 800,000 years ago and ended about 125,000 years .
The oldest fossils in the Iberian Peninsula discovered at the archaeological site of Sierra de Atapuerca, near Burgos, in Northern Spain. As well as then, scientists are found now specify that lived in the Pleistocene, humans have used fire. This confirms the assumption that the innovation quickly spread in the region
Study co-author Montserrat Sanz called the skull “an unexpected gift”.
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