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Remains of Britain's first human to return to Torquay

1 May 2015

THE fragment of human jawbone that represents the earliest evidence for anatomically modern humans in North West Europe will be returned  to Torquay Museum from The Natural History Museum in London.

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The jawbone which rarely leaves the Museum has been on display as part of the  exhibition Britain: One Million Yearsof the Human Story which brought together,  for the first time, all of the most important archaeological finds that tell the  story of human origins in Britain.

The exhibition was seen by more than 90,000 visitors to The Natural History  Museum giving tremendous exposure to this hugely important scientific specimen  and the rich variety of finds from the caves of South Devon.

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