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Atapuerca cave site 120,000 years old than previously thought

New dating methods have pushed back the age of the Atapuerca cave site in Spain, where the remains of homo antecessor were discovered, to 900,000 years ago. They were previously given a minimum age of 780,000 years and now it is known that they are referring more accurately to around 900,000

1.4 million-year-old flint blade found in Spain

A flint blade, dating back 1.4 million years, has been found in the Elephant chasm cave at Atapuerca in Spain. The finding contradicts the theory of some researchers who believe Europe was populated in small waves without continuity by groups doomed to extinction because of their inability to adapt to new

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