The earliest humans in northern Europe
Happisburgh 800,000 years ago
Early Stone Age sites discovered on the Norfolk coast
Between 2004 and 2010, archaeologists excavating on the coast of eastern England have uncovered remains that revolutionise the way we think about the early human colonisation of northern Europe.
This reconstruction shows how we believe a summer morning in Happisburgh (pronounced Haze-boro), Norfolk might have looked about 800,000 years ago.
Artwork: John Sibbick
- Nick Ashton, Department of Prehistory and Europe, British Museum
- Simon Parfitt, Natural History Museum
- Dr Simon Lewis, Queen Mary University of London
Natural History Museum
Queen Mary University of London
Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project