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Raw Science: The 600,000 year-old human who lost 2 teeth in the II World War.

Raw Science: The 600,000 year-old human who lost 2 teeth in the II World War.

Raw Science

By Sergio P. Acebrón

In 1907, Daniel, a miner working in Mauer, near Heidelberg (Germany), found a jaw of unequivocally human origin. The bone was a complete jaw but lacked the characteristic prominent chin of our species, Homo sapiens. The fossil was identified as the first of a new species, Homo heidelbergensis, a 600,000 year-old ancestor. The oldest European […]