Ancient jawbone dug up in Spain’s Burgos city

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  • July 12, 2022
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In News: Atapuerca Foundation in Spain dug up an ancient jawbone that could help understand Europe’s earliest human civilisation

  • The surprise find, which could be about 1.4 million years old, could also give vital clues to the evolution of the human face over the millennia
  • The fossilised fragment of an upper jaw and cheekbone was found near caves in the Atapuerca Mountains in northern Spain’s Burgos province, the site of other ancient remains.

Source: The Hindu

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