New discovery fills gap in Atapuerca’s history of human evolution

August 5, 2020 - General

Two sharp quartzite stones carved by a hominid 600,000 years ago have just provided the missing piece of the puzzle at the Atapuerca archeological site in Burgos, in northern Spain. While small in size, the find provides evidence of an uninterrupted human presence in the area from 1.4 million years ago to the present day.

One of the 600,000-year-old tools found in Spain’s Atapuerca site
[Credit: AOC/EIA]

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