Excavations of Site of "Boxgrove Man" to Continue

"Boxgrove Man," a forerunner of Neanderthal and the oldest hominid found in Britain, will receive further study, according to British archaeologists. The quarry where the remains of Britain's oldest hominid were discovered in 1994 has been purchase by British Heritage and will continue to be explored.

The site, near the city of Chichester, has already yielded a shin bone, some teeth, and tools used by people who gathered at a waterhole. The remains are said to be about 500,000 years old and were found 14 metres below ground.