Where did they come from? And what did they look like? This amazing story of human life in Britain begins nearly one million years ago, during the earliest known human occupation, and reveals how early humans lived, survived, and died.

Author: Rob Dinnis

Publisher: Natural History Museum

ISBN: 9780565093372

Category: History

Page: 150

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The amazing story of human life in Britain during the last million years, told by two scientists at the forefront of research into ancient ancestors When did the first humans arrive in Britain? Where did they come from? And what did they look like? This amazing story of human life in Britain begins nearly one million years ago, during the earliest known human occupation, and reveals how early humans lived, survived, and died. The book travels through time to reveal which human species lived in Britain during multiple waves of occupation. Drawing on a wealth of dramatic new evidence from excavation sites, it describes who they were, what their habitats were like, which animals shared their landscape, and what they were capable of doing, from the controlled use of fire to specialized hunting. It shows how humans have changed, evolved, and migrated, adapting to dramatically changing climate and landscapes. The authors describe the discoveries, the key fossil specimens, and the science behind recent remarkable findings. Written in a lively and engaging style, and fully illustrated with maps, diagrams, and photographs, this is an incredible journey through ancient Britain and a groundbreaking guide to our earlier humans. The book is based on the groundbreaking work of the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project.


The Evolution of the Cosmos, Life, Humans, Culture and Religion and a Look into
the Future William F Brown. left behind helped to reconstruct the broader outlines
of the narrative summarized in Table 5.2. On and off through that one million
years, land bridges between what is now the British Isles and France existed
when sea levels dropped, only to disappear again and again when sea levels ...

Author: William F Brown

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460270304

Category: Education

Page: 412

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From the first seconds Following the Big Bang, to our best guesses for the fate of the universe and humanity, science provides stunning new perspectives about the place of humanity in the cosmos. Humans may live on one planet in one small corner of the Milky Way, itself one of billions of other galaxies, but Earth may be unique in one respect. Earth is teaming with life, one species of which, through chance and natural selection, developed an extraordinary brain, gifted with imagination, curiosity and a compulsion to understand ourselves and the universe. Perspectives is a journey through deep time, from the creation of the universe to the beginnings of life, our human origins and later the rise of culture and religion. It explores what it means to be human, and where our technology could take us in the years and centuries to come....

Island Story

Doggerland: the findings of the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project are
summarised in Rob Dinnis and Chris Stringer, Britain: One Million Years of the
Human Story (London: National History Museum, 2013). “quietly proliferating...

Author: JD Taylor

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 1910924210

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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What is life like on this island? With a tent and a rusty bike, J.D. Taylor set off to find out. No other subject has spilt so much ink as Britain today. But whilst assuming a monopoly on national identity, a London-based elite has proven a poor forecaster of the political weather around the island. Sceptical and inquisitive, Taylor instead cycled all round Britain, interviewing and staying with strangers from all walks of life. Without a map and travelling with the most basic of gear, the journey revels in serendipity and schadenfreude. Island Story weaves histories, experiences and ideas to tell another kind of story: one of rebellion and retail parks, migration and inertia, pessimism and disappearing ways of life, and a fiery, unrealised desire for collective belonging and power. Think you know the island? Island Story will have you think again.


Ice cores from Greenland and elsewhere have detected an abrupt change in the
Earth's climate at about this time. Less sunlight means ... Britain: One Million
Years of the Human Story by Rob Dinnis & Chris Stringer 2013. Humans: from
the ...

Author: Susan Laflin


ISBN: 1326419013



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Reading Prehistoric Human Tracks

The environmental contexts of early human occupation of north-west Europe: The
British Lower Palaeolithic record. ... PLoS One, 9(2), e88329.
10.1371/journal.pone.0088329. ... Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story.

Author: Andreas Pastoors

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030604063



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The National Trust Guide to Prehistoric and Roman Britain

Yet the British story may run across half a million years , and if this time - span is
likened to a day , then the whole of the post ... Human remains are few : all the
mortal relics of Palaeolithic British people that have been found could probably
be ...

Author: Richard Muir

Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)


Category: Antiquities, Prehistoric

Page: 272

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Britain s Prehistoric Achievements

It is for people who are meticulous with facts , yet can infer reasonable human
behaviour , such as : a crown is for wearing on the head , not ... The story must
include all the proven facts known , none must conflict with it , and it must be
psychologically human . ... It is assessed on the following facts : Humans were '
like ' chimpanzees a million or two years ago , with an equivalent mental age of 2
to 3 years ...

Author: Alan H. Grundy



Category: Archaeoastronomy

Page: 190

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Current Archaeology

Books Homo Britannicus : the incredible story of human life in Britain Chris
Stringer , Penguin Allen Lane , £ 25 Blood of ... provided a vivid snapshot of life
and death half a million years ago , which revived interest in Lower Palaeolithic
Britain ...




Category: Archaeology


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Early Humans Collins New Naturalist Library Book 134

Britain. diversity of different disciplines that I encounter as an archaeologist,
working with botanists, beetle specialists, mammalian ... Our human story starts
towards the end of the Early Pleistocene about one million years ago (Figure 21).

Author: Nicholas Ashton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008150346

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Our understanding of the British Palaeolithic and Mesolithic has changed dramatically over the last three decades, and yet not since H. J. Fleure’s A Natural History of Man in Britain (1951) has the New Naturalist Library included a volume focused on the study of early humans and their environment.

Visiting the Past

It was to last well over 2 million years . In Britain though , the story starts relatively
late . The earliest archaeological traces of our ancestors date from about 700 ,
000 years ago with very definite signs of human activity in the Happisburgh flint ...

Author: Gillian Hovell

Publisher: History PressLtd


Category: History

Page: 160

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Explore Britain's past through its archaeology


All specimens belong to the Devonian ( 350 million years ago the same , there is
still another story , the human story , yet ... the British record of assistance for the
like the modern members of the sub - class Apterygota , an refugee scholars has






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A History of Ancient Britain

In A History of Ancient Britain, much-loved historian Neil Oliver turns a spotlight on the very beginnings of the story of Britain; on the first people to occupy these islands and their battle for survival.

Author: Neil Oliver

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297867687

Category: History

Page: 396

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Who were the first Britons, and what sort of world did they occupy? In A History of Ancient Britain, much-loved historian Neil Oliver turns a spotlight on the very beginnings of the story of Britain; on the first people to occupy these islands and their battle for survival. There has been human habitation in Britain, regularly interrupted by Ice Ages, for the best part of a million years. The last retreat of the glaciers 12,000 years ago brought a new and warmer age and with it, one of the greatest tsunamis recorded on Earth which struck the north-east of Britain, devastating the population and flooding the low-lying plains of what is now the North Sea. The resulting island became, in time, home to a diverse range of cultures and peoples who have left behind them some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic monuments in the world. Through what is revealed by the artefacts of the past, Neil Oliver weaves the epic story - half a million years of human history up to the departure of the Roman Empire in the Fifth Century AD. It was a period which accounts for more than ninety-nine per cent of humankind's presence on these islands. It is the real story of Britain and of her people.

Britain in the Middle Ages

In the last four decades of the twentieth century prehistorians became less
interested in one - off events and turned their attention to the gradually ... The
story begins with Prehistory , which can be subdivided into three : Early
Prehistory , being everything from the arrival of the first humans about half a
million years ago until the appearance of Homo sapiens , around 40 , 000 years
ago ; Middle Prehistory ...

Author: Francis Pryor

Publisher: HarperPerennial


Category: History

Page: 330

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Drawing upon on a wealth of knowledge, discovery, research, and technical advances, this historical book dispels the common misconception of the "Dark Ages" as an era of chaos and violence. Redefining everything from the role of the Vikings to the supposed rigidity of the feudal system, this eminent archaeologist demolishes many of the myths about medieval Britain. Readers will learn that the Middle Ages were far from static; the two centuries following the Black Death epidemic of 1348, were a time of diversity, transition, and growth. Engaging and scholarly, this book reintroduces the reader to an era that gave birth to the modern world.

A History of the British People

For life in general on our planet , so conservative scientists assure us , at least
one hundred million years , a stretch of time of which the human mind can form
no adequate comprehension , must be allowed . This much of man ' s story
before ...

Author: Edward Maslin Hulme



Category: Great Britain

Page: 717

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Underwater Technology

TECHNOLOGY Homo Britannicus : the incredible story of human life in Britain
Chris Stringer Published by Allen Lane , London ... bridge , they were an
essential part of the living space of North West Europe for much of the last million
years .




Category: Ocean engineering


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Prehistoric Britain

Foreword IN a single century archa:ology has pushed the begimaing of human
history back some half-million years, and given it a perspective ... It is true that he
lacks the romantic appeal of famous names, he cannot marshal an array of kings,
heroes and law-givers, but ... A pedestrian method certainly, but one which keeps
the vast complex story in good order and helps to convey the sense of continuity

Author: Jacquetta Hawkes



Category: Great Britain

Page: 280

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Great Britain and the East

The dust cover on this book describes it as a “ fast PEKING MAN . moving story of
adventure in Manchuria . ... A few years ago it was believed that the But the aim
of the book is to entertain and not to human race originated about a hundred ...
distress , underground passages and as being far too short and probably a
million years is mysterious Mongols amuse you , this book may be just nearer the
figure .




Category: Eastern question (Balkan)


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The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places

The British Isles, this archipelago of islands, is to Neil Oliver the best place in the world. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting.

Author: Neil Oliver

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473554535

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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"Everyone should have two copies - one for the car and one for the house to plan journeys. . . a reminder to think more about the places you pass and less about your route, because every British journey is through rich history." (Edward Stourton) From much-loved historian Neil Oliver, comes this beautifully written, kaleidoscopic history of a place with a story like no other. The British Isles, this archipelago of islands, is to Neil Oliver the best place in the world. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. But the tolerant, easygoing peace we enjoy has been hard won. We have made and known the best and worst of times. We have been hero and villain and all else in between, and we have learned some lessons. The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places is Neil’s very personal account of what makes these islands so special, told through the places that have witnessed the unfolding of our history. Beginning with footprints made in the sand by humankind’s earliest ancestors, he takes us via Romans and Vikings, the flowering of religion, through civil war, industrial revolution and two world wars. From windswept headlands to battlefields, ancient trees to magnificent cathedrals, each of his destinations is a place where, somehow, the spirit of the past seems to linger.

The Plebs

This was perhaps the most revolutionary theory ever produced by the human
mind. ... In his new book, The Story of Evolution, Sir Julian Huxley tells the
evolutionary story largely by means of a lot of very interesting coloured pictures.
... Although man has been on the earth for a million years, yet that period covers
only a tiny proportion of the earth's history. ... BRITAIN AND THE
COMMONWEALTH HE Stationery Office has published, under the title of Britain
in Brief (1/3, by post from the ...




Category: Labor movement


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Commonwealth Currents

6m year - old Britain , Ghana , Nigeria , homo erectus Zimbabwe and Kenya are
among chambers of modules linked by the countries ... by the Commonwealth
Institute Starting with the origins of the on ' The Human Story - an earth , modules
deal with the first extraordinary ... Lucy , from Ethiopia , a 3 - millionyear - old
skeleton ) , early The exhibition brings together , humans , modern mankind , the
for the ...




Category: Commonwealth of Nations


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