A History of Britain – The Humans Arrive (1 Million BC – 8000 BC)

The Histocrat

Aug 4, 2018

In this first episode we go back to the very beginning of human life of Britain. Note: The exact identity of the human species found at Happisburgh is a little more up in the air than this video makes it sound. Currently academic consensus looks to be moving towards Homo antecessor as the correct identity, however the stone tools found at Pakefield and Boxgrove are almost certainly from Homo heidelbergensis. This was simplified to Homo heidelbergensis in the video for the sake of brevity. Homo heidelbergensis may also have been ambush predators on top of scavengers and fishers.

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