Britain’s first humans may have been cannibals

Britain’s first humans may have been cannibals

[Ed. – Must have been an awfully boring diet]

Britain’s first humans lived in Norfolk almost ONE MILLION years ago and may have been cannibals who ate their own relatives to survive.

Experts yesterday revealed they have discovered a set of 50 human footprints made by a “Pioneer Man” family foraging for food along a river estuary between 850,000 and 950,000 years ago.

The extraordinary find at Happisburgh, 17 miles north-east of Norwich, is the earliest evidence of human occupation anywhere outside Africa and one of the most important archaeological discoveries ever in Britain.

It shows our prehistoric ancestors first made their way to Blighty 400,000 years earlier than was previously thought – when our island was still linked by land to continental Europe and the winters were far colder.

The early humans, believed to be of the species Homo antecessor or Pioneer Man, may have worn clothes, built shelters and even discovered fire – again half a million years earlier than other UK finds suggest.

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