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‘Most ancient’ skull ever found in UK rediscovered after being lost for 40 years

Prehistoric skull, found in a jewellery box, could be over 14,000 years old

The skull of a woman found in a Staffordshire gravel pit could be over 14,000 years old, making it the oldest complete skull found in the UK.

The skull, of an individual scientists have named ‘Greta,’ was unearthed at Branston, Staffordshire, in 1943.

It was at that point believed to be around 10,000 years old and placed on display in Burton upon Trent Museum.

But after the museum closed some 40 years ago, Greta’s skull went missing. It was rediscovered locked away and gathering dust at Stoke’s Potteries Museum by archaeology enthusiast David Adkins.

However, closer examination of other items found alongside Greta suggest that the skull may be much older than originally thought.    “READ MORE…”

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