Teeth of oldest known human ancestor discovered in Dorset

Fossilised teeth belonging to the oldest-known ancestors of humans have been discovered in Dorset. Remains of two rat-like creatures were sifted out of samples of Cretaceous period rock collected from exposed cliffs near Swanage. The small furry animals scurried in the shadow of the dinosaurs 145 million years ago. Scientists believe they can draw a direct evolutionary line from the ancient mammals to humans living today.

Source: Teeth of oldest known human ancestor discovered in Dorset | The Independent