Happisburgh

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Happisburgh, pronounced "Hazeborough", is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is on the coast, to the east of a north-south road, the B1159. Its population is under 1,000.

This small place became a site of national archaeological importance in 2010. Flint tools over 800,000 years old were unearthed. This is the oldest evidence of human occupation anywhere in the UK.[1] In May 2013, a series of early human footprints were discovered on the beach at the site, providing direct evidence of early human activity at the site.[2] Rough seas had eroded the sandy beach. This uncovered some elongated hollows.

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  1. Miriam Frankel. "Early Britons could cope with cold : Nature News". Nature.com. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  2. Pallab Ghosh 2014. Earliest footprints outside Africa discovered in Norfolk. BBC News. [1]