How do we know the early humans were here?

Recent finds of tiny man-made flint artefacts at Pakefield Cliffs have caused great excitement in the world of palaeontology (the study of fossils). They show that the earliest people in Britain arrived in around 700,000 BC – that’s 250,000 years earlier than previously thought. The cliffs at Easton Bavents, north of the Pier, have also been a rich source of fossils and tools, covering occupation from prehistoric times right through to the Bronze and Iron Ages.