The tooth was found by students who were working voluntarily in the Arago Cave in Tautavel, in the Pyrénées-Orientales département in southern France.
The site is already famous in archaeological circles as it was there that the Tautavel Man was discovered, a 450,000-year-old Homo Erectus.
The tooth predates the Tautavel Man by 100,000 years.
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(Photo: Denis Dainat/Musée de Tautavel)
The tooth was found by volunteer Camille, 16, on Thursday last week as she was working with another young archaeologist.