Homo antecessor

Homo antecessor – 800kya – 1.2million years ago. In 2013 scientists recognised footprints, preserved in soft mud, in an estuary in Happisburgh, Suffolk. The prints were made by a man and several children nearly 1 million years ago and are rare evidence of the presence and activities of fossil hominins. Flint tools, also from Happisburgh, and tools (dated by the teeth of water voles) from Pakefield confirm that antecessor was the earliest hominin in Britain, or at least the first that we have evidence for.