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No, but to be fair they did say there were other human-like creatures around at the same time.

Yes you’re right – it’s just that the Boxgrove bones were shown but no mention by name of the ‘people’ (heidelbergensis) who were found there :-(

Sorry, I’ve got a bit of a thing about heidelbergensis. It could be argued that they were the first ‘people’ to inhabit what is now Britain; they were tall (around 6 foot), sophisticated toolmakers, possibly had speech and perhaps even buried their dead. They may also be the direct ancestor of both Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens.

While Neanderthals are at last shaking off the brutish image they’ve carried for so long, poor old (very old :-) heidelbergensis are barely given a mention.

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10th February 2011ce

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