Fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered in the UK on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset.

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    Fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by undergraduate Grant Smith and identified by research fellow Steve SweetmanThe findings are published in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica in a paper by Sweetman and co-authors.

    Period6 Nov 2017 → 5 Feb 2019

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    • TitlePeople have evolved from monkeys. But what did the monkeys do? Here's the creature we all come from
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date5/10/18
      DescriptionPeople come from the monkey. This is not new, and evolutionary theory has been teaching us for hundreds of years that even monkeys have evolved over time. Virtually every animal in the world has a large, millions of years old pedigree that points to the common ancestors and through them to the most primitive cells from which life originated. Scientists have now managed to find the oldest mammal in the world that has been created for humans, as well as for whales. And he's a rat.
      PersonsDavid Martill
    • TitleThese rodent-like creatures are the earliest known ancestor of humans, whales and shrews
      Media name/outletFox News
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date15/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by Grant Smith and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorCharles Choi
      URLwww.foxnews.com/science/2017/11/15/these-rodent-like-creatures-are-earliest-known-ancestor-humans-whales-and-shrews.html
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleWould our first ancestor be a rodent?
      Media name/outletEl Colombiano
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date13/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by Grant Smith and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorRamiro Velasquez Gomez
      URLwww.elcolombiano.com/tecnologia/ciencia/nuestro-primer-ancestro-es-un-roedor-MF7676691
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleOur first ancestor would be a rodent?
      Media name/outletEntorno Inteligente
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date13/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by Grant Smith and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorEntorno Inteligente
      URLentornointeligente.com/articulo/504328/COLOMBIA-iquest;Nuestro-primer-ancestro-seriacute;a-un-roedor-13112017
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleNeanderthals never had a chance - the history news of the week
      Media name/outletNew Historian
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date12/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by Grant Smith and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorDaryl Worthington
      URLwww.newhistorian.com/neanderthals-never-chance-history-news-week/8410/
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleIn Britain, traces of the oldest placental mammals have been discovered
      Media name/outletGoniec
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date11/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by Grant Smith and identified by Dr Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorGoniec
      URLhttps://goniec.com/wiadomosci/ciekawostki/27963-w-wielkiej-brytanii-odkryto-slady-najstarszych-ssakow-lozyskowych
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleFossils of the oldest mammals related to humankind discovered on the Jurrasic Coast of Dorset
      Media name/outletThe New Daily
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date10/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by Grant Smith and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorJohn Elder
      URLthenewdaily.com.au/news/world/2017/11/10/fossil-oldest-mammals-dorset/
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • Title145-million-year-old "rat" teeth discovered in England
      Media name/outletRTBF
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date10/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by Grant Smith and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorRTBF
      URLhttps://www.rtbf.be/tendance/detente/detail_des-dents-de-rats-de-145-millions-d-annees-decouvertes-en-angleterre?id=9757250
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleUK student discovers 145 million-year-old 'rat' teeth
      Media name/outletArt Daily
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date10/11/17
      DescriptionReport on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by Grant Smith, and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorArt Daily
      URLartdaily.com/news/100125/UK-student-discovers-145-million-year-old--rat--teeth#.WgVsoFVl9ph
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleMan's earliest ancestors discovered in southern England
      Media name/outletEurasia Review
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date9/11/17
      DescriptionReport on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by Grant Smith, and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorEurasia Review
      URLwww.eurasiareview.com/09112017-mans-earliest-ancestors-discovered-in-southern-england/
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleDino-era 'rat-like creatures' could be our oldest living ancestors
      Media name/outletWeb India 123
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date9/11/17
      DescriptionReport on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by Grant Smith, and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorWeb India 123
      URLhttps://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/Science/20171109/3216490.html
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleDino-era 'rat-like creatures' could be our oldest living ancestors
      Media name/outletBusiness Standard
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date9/11/17
      DescriptionReport on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by Grant Smith, and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorBusiness Standard
      URLwww.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/dino-era-rat-like-creatures-could-be-our-oldest-living-ancestors-117110900080_1.html
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleRatlike mammal is earliest fossil in human ancestral line, claims study
      Media name/outletIndian Express
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date9/11/17
      DescriptionReport on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by Grant Smith, and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorIndian Express
      URLindianexpress.com/article/explained/ratlike-mammal-is-earliest-fossil-in-human-ancestral-line-claims-study-4928857/
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleFossil find shows man's earliest ancestors lived on Dorset's 'Jurassic Coast' in the shadow of dinosaurs
      Media name/outletThe London Economic
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date8/11/17
      DescriptionReporting on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by student, Grant Smith, and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings were published in a paper by Sweetman, Dave Martill and Grant Smith and reported around the world.
      Producer/AuthorJoe Mellor
      URLhttps://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/fossil-find-shows-mans-earliest-ancestors-lived-dorsets-jurassic-coast-shadow-dinosaurs/08/11/
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleOldest ever fossil related to humans found
      Media name/outletChina.org
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      Date8/11/17
      DescriptionReporting on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by student, Grant Smith, and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings were published in a paper by Sweetman, Dave Martill and Grant Smith and reported around the world .
      Producer/AuthorXinhua
      URLwww.china.org.cn/world/2017-11/08/content_41861660.htm
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleUK student discovers 145 million-year-old 'rat' teeth
      Media name/outletKathmandu Post
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date8/11/17
      DescriptionReporting on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by student, Grant Smith, and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings were published in a paper by Sweetman, Dave Martill and Grant Smith and reported around the world.
      Producer/AuthorKathmandu Post
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      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • Title145-million-year-old teeth belonging to humanity's earliest mammal ancestors found
      Media name/outletCBC Canada
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      Date8/11/17
      DescriptionReporting on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by student, Grant Smith, and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings were published in a paper by Sweetman, Dave Martill and Grant Smith and reported around the world.
      Producer/AuthorNicole Mortillaro
      URLwww.cbc.ca/news/technology/earliest-human-mammal-ancestors-1.4391142
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleUnited Kingdom student uncovers 145 million-year-old 'rat' teeth
      Media name/outletGK Men
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      Date8/11/17
      DescriptionReport on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by Grant Smith, and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorHannah Rogers
      URLgkmen.com/2017/11/08/united-kingdom-student-uncovers-145-million-year-old-rat/
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleDiscovery of rat teeth dating back 145 million years
      Media name/outletYahoo
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date8/11/17
      DescriptionReport on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by Grant Smith, and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorYahoo
      URLhttps://fr.news.yahoo.com/d%C3%A9couverte-dents-rats-datant-145-121347422.html
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleThe "oldest ancestor" known to man is nothing but a kind of rat
      Media name/outletMSN
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date8/11/17
      DescriptionReport on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by Grant Smith, and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorBanjamin Bruel
      URLhttps://www.msn.com/fr-ca/style-de-vie/lifestylegeneral/le-plus-vieil-anc%C3%AAtre-connu-de-lhomme-nest-autre-quune-sorte-de-rat/ar-AAuxJZk?srcref=rss
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleDino-era 'rat-like creatures' could be our oldest living ancestors
      Media name/outletOutlook India
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date8/11/17
      DescriptionReport on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by Grant Smith, and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorOutlook India
      URLhttps://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/dinoera-ratlike-creatures-could-be-our-oldest-living-ancestors/1184640
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • Title'Jaw dropping' discovery: fossils of oldest mammals found in southern england
      Media name/outletSputnik News
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date8/11/17
      DescriptionReport on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by Grant Smith, and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorSputnik News
      URLhttps://sputniknews.com/society/201711081058924734-fossils-oldest-mammals-england/
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleThis rat-like creature is the earliest ancestor of mankind
      Media name/outletZME Science
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      Date8/11/17
      DescriptionReport on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by Grant Smith, and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorMichai Andrei
      URLhttps://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/rat-creature-ancestor-mammals-11082018/
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • Title145-million-year-old "rat" teeth discovered in England
      Media name/outletL'yonne Republicaine
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      Date8/11/17
      DescriptionReport on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by Grant Smith, and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorL'yonne Republicaine
      URLwww.lyonne.fr/loisirs/voyages/2017/11/08/des-dents-de-rats-de-145-millions-d-annees-decouvertes-en-angleterre_12621265.html
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleUK student uncovers 145 million-year-old 'rat' teeth
      Media name/outletPakistan Today
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date8/11/17
      DescriptionReport on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by Grant Smith, and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorPakistan Today
      URLhttps://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/11/08/uk-student-uncovers-145-million-year-old-rat-teeth/
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleRat-like fossils of oldest known human ancestors discovered in Dorset
      Media name/outletITV
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionReporting on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by student, Grant Smith, and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings were published in a paper by Sweetman, Dave Martill and Grant Smith and reported around the world.
      Producer/AuthorITV
      URLwww.itv.com/news/2017-11-07/rat-like-fossils-of-oldest-known-human-ancestors-discovered-in-dorset/
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleTeeth reveal humans' oldest ancestors
      Media name/outletThe Times
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionReporting on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by student, Grant Smith, and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings were published in a paper by Sweetman, Dave Martill and Grant Smith and reported around the world.
      Producer/AuthorThe Times
      URLhttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/teeth-reveal-humans-oldest-ancestors-3xftrf0zf
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleTeeth of oldest known human ancestor discovered in Dorset
      Media name/outletIndependent
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionReporting on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by student, Grant Smith, and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings were published in a paper by Sweetman, Dave Martill and Grant Smith and reported around the world.
      Producer/AuthorSamuel Osborne
      URLhttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/human-ancestor-oldest-teeth-dorset-discover-any-key-names-locations-etc-a8041611.html
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleTeeth discovered in Dorset reveal secrets of the origins of modern mammals
      Media name/outletThe Guardian
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionReporting on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by student, Grant Smith, and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings were published in a paper by Sweetman, Dave Martill and Grant Smith and reported around the world.
      Producer/AuthorElse Panciroli
      URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/07/teeth-discovered-in-dorset-reveal-secrets-of-the-origins-of-modern-mammals
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • Title145 million-year-old fossils of tiny rat-like creatures that are the oldest mammals related to humans are found on Dorset's Jurassic Coast
      Media name/outletThis is Money
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionReport on research by a student and his supervisors in SEES which found fossils which are believed to be the oldest-known mammals related to humans on Dorset's Jurassic Coast.
      Producer/AuthorEllie Zolfagharifard
      URLwww.thisismoney.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5053965/Fossils-oldest-mammals-related-humans-found.html
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleRats!? Fossils of mankind's earliest ancestor discovered in England
      Media name/outletUSA Today
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      Country/TerritoryUnited States
      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionReporting on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by student, Grant Smith, and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings were published in a paper by Sweetman, Dave Martill and Grant Smith and reported around the world.
      Producer/AuthorDoyle Rice
      URLhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2017/11/07/rats-fossils-mankinds-earliest-ancestor-discovered-england/841099001/
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleMan's earliest ancestors discovered in Southern England
      Media name/outletAfrican Eye
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionReporting on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by student, Grant Smith, and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings were published in a paper by Sweetman, Dave Martill and Grant Smith and reported around the world.
      Producer/AuthorAfrican Eye
      URLafricaneyereport.com/mans-earliest-ancestors-discovered-in-southern-england/
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleFossils of oldest mammal ancestor discovered in U.K.
      Media name/outletThe Hindu
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionReporting on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by student, Grant Smith, and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings were published in a paper by Sweetman, Dave Martill and Grant Smith and reported around the world.
      Producer/AuthorThe Hindu
      URLwww.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/fossils-of-oldest-mammal-ancestor-discovered-in-uk/article19998714.ece
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleEarliest ever mammal? Tiny fossil teeth discovered in Britain shed light on what could be our oldest ancestors
      Media name/outletNewsweek
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionReporting on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by student, Grant Smith, and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings were published in a paper by Sweetman, Dave Martill and Grant Smith and reported around the world.
      Producer/AuthorMedhan Bartels
      URLwww.newsweek.com/earliest-ever-mammal-tiny-fossil-teeth-discovered-britain-shed-light-what-703911
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleFossils of some of our oldest mammal ancestors found
      Media name/outletNational Geographic
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionReporting on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by student, Grant Smith, and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings were published in a paper by Sweetman, Dave Martill and Grant Smith and reported around the world.
      Producer/AuthorMichael Greshko
      URLhttps://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/fossils-oldest-mammal-ancestor-humans-dorset-science/
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleAncient 'rat' from dinosaur era was oldest human relative
      Media name/outletIrish Examiner
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by undergraduate Grant Smith and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings are published in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica in a paper by Sweetman and co-authors.
      Producer/AuthorIrish Examiner
      URLwww.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/world/ancient-rat-from-dinosaur-era-was-oldest-human-relative-812985.html
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleAncient 'rat' from dinosaur era was oldest human relative
      Media name/outletBT
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      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by undergraduate Grant Smith and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings are published in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica in a paper by Sweetman and co-authors.
      Producer/AuthorBT
      URLhome.bt.com/news/science-news/ancient-rat-from-dinosaur-era-was-oldest-human-relative-11364226936200
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered in the UK on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset
      Media name/outletModern Ghana
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      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by undergraduate Grant Smith and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings are published in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica in a paper by Sweetman and co-authors.
      Producer/AuthorModern Ghana
      URLhttps://www.modernghana.com/news/814905/fossils-of-the-oldest-mammals-related-to-mankind-have-been-d.html
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleAncient 'rat' from dinosaur era was oldest human relative
      Media name/outletIrish News
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by undergraduate Grant Smith and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings are published in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica in a paper by Sweetman and co-authors.
      Producer/AuthorIrish News
      URLwww.irishnews.com/magazine/science/2017/11/07/news/ancient-rat-from-dinosaur-era-was-oldest-human-relative-1181112/
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleStudent finds rats teeth in Dorset that are 145 million years old: our direct ancestors
      Media name/outletDaily Express
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by undergraduate Grant Smith and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings are published in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica in a paper by Sweetman and co-authors.
      Producer/AuthorDaily Express
      URLwww.express.co.uk/news/nature/876167/rats-teeth-fossil-dorset-university-of-portsmouth-oldest-known-ancestors-of-humans
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • Title145 million-year-old fossils of time rat like creatures that are the oldest mammals related to humans are found on Dorset's Jurassic Coast
      Media name/outletDaily Mail
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by undergraduate Grant Smith and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings are published in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica in a paper by Sweetman and co-authors.
      Producer/AuthorEllie Zolfagharifard
      URLwww.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5053965/Fossils-oldest-mammals-related-humans-found.html
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleFossils of rat-like creatures thought to be man's earliest ancestors discovered in Dorset
      Media name/outletEvening Standard
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      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by undergraduate Grant Smith and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings are published in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica in a paper by Sweetman and co-authors.
      Producer/AuthorTom Powell
      URLhttps://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/fossils-of-ratlike-creatures-thought-to-be-mans-earliest-ancestors-discovered-in-dorset-a3677936.html
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleFossilised teeth of 145 million year-old 'rat' that is mankind's oldest ancestor discovered in Dorset by student
      Media name/outletMirror
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      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by undergraduate Grant Smith and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings are published in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica in a paper by Sweetman and co-authors.
      Producer/AuthorJohn Von Radowitz
      URLwww.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/fossilised-teeth-145-million-year-11478910#ICID=nsm
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleRat named after Dorset pub landlord is mankind's oldest mammal ancestor
      Media name/outletTelegraph
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by undergraduate Grant Smith and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings are published in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica in a paper by Sweetman and co-authors.
      Producer/AuthorSarah Knapton
      URLwww.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/11/07/mankinds-oldest-mammal-ancestor-discovered-west-country-rat/
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleTeeth of oldest known human ancestors found by student in Dorset
      Media name/outletSky News
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      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by undergraduate Grant Smith and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings are published in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica in a paper by Sweetman and co-authors.
      Producer/AuthorSky News
      URLnews.sky.com/story/teeth-of-oldest-known-human-ancestors-found-by-student-in-dorset-11116791
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleFossil of 'our earliest ancestors' found in Dorset
      Media name/outletBBC
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      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by undergraduate Grant Smith and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings are published in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica in a paper by Sweetman and co-authors.
      Producer/AuthorHelen Briggs
      URLwww.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41889633
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleOldest ever fossil related to humans found in England's Jurassic Coast
      Media name/outletXinhuanet
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionReport on the discovery of fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind, discovered by Grant Smith, and identified by Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorXinhuanet
      URLnews.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/07/c_136734928.htm
      PersonsSteve Sweetman, David Martill
    • TitleTeeth of oldest known human ancestors found by student in Dorset
      Media name/outletHeart
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date6/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by undergraduate Grant Smith and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings are published in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica in a paper by Sweetman and co-authors.
      Producer/AuthorHeart
      URLwww.heart.co.uk/news/uk-world/teeth-of-oldest-known-human-ancestors-found-b/
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleTeeth of oldest known human ancestors found by student in Dorset
      Media name/outletClassic FM
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date6/11/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by undergraduate Grant Smith and identified by research fellow Steve Sweetman. The findings are published in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica in a paper by Sweetman and co-authors.
      Producer/AuthorClassic FM
      URLwww.classicfm.com/radio/news/uk-world/teeth-of-oldest-known-human-ancestors-found-b/
      PersonsSteve Sweetman

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    Media contributions

    • TitlePeople come from monkeys, but who do they come from?
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletGlobe 24
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date5/02/19
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset
      URLhttps://globe24.cz/revue/65954-lide-pochazeji-z-opic-z-koho-ale-pochazeji-opice-vedci-nasli-naseho-prapredka
      PersonsDavid Martill
    • TitleMother of all teeth - The discovery of two rare fossils in the UK has added a new branch to the mammalian tree
      Media name/outletThe Telegraph
      Media typeWeb
      Date4/12/17
      DescriptionFossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset by undergraduate Grant Smith and identified by research fellow Dr Steve Sweetman.
      Producer/AuthorDebkumar Mitra
      URLhttps://www.telegraphindia.com/science/mother-of-all-teeth-190746
      PersonsSteve Sweetman
    • TitleScientists find teeth of early human ancestor
      Media name/outletEarthSky
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date14/11/17
      DescriptionReport on a remarkable find of fossil teeth from tiny, furry-tailed creatures – thought by scientists to be a human ancestor – dating back 145 million years.
      Producer/AuthorShireen Gonzaga
      URLearthsky.org/human-world/fossil-teeth-discovered-earliest-known-human-ancestor
      PersonsSteve Sweetman