Set of teeth thought to be 9.7 million years old baffles experts

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We may have to rethink the entire history of mankind after German scientists discovered 9.7-million-year-old teeth.

The Museum of Natural History in Mainz recently announced the discovery and scientists say they resemble teeth belonging to the 3-million-year-old Lucy skeleton.

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They were discovered in the sand near the Rhine, and despite the Lucy resemblance, scientists say the teeth don't resemble any other species in Europe or Asia.

The Mayor of Mainz told local news: "I don't want to over-dramatize it, but I would hypothesise that we shall have to start rewriting the history of mankind after today."

Further research is currently being conducted but they will be on display at the museum until the end of October.

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