Prehistoric teeth fossils dating back 9.7 million years 'could rewrite human history'

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 2017

'This is a tremendous stroke of luck, but also a great mystery'

Archaeologists in Germany have discovered a 9.7 million-year-old set of fossilised teeth they say could trigger the “rewriting" of human history. The dental remains were found by scientists sifting through gravel and sand in a former bed of the Rhine river near the town of Eppelsheim. They resemble those belonging to “Lucy”, a 3.2 million-year-old skeleton of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia.