3.6 million-year-old footprints exhumed

Published on February 10th, 2011 | by Admin

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The 3.6 million-yearold human footprints found in the Laetoli riverbed in Tanzania are being exhumed for study.

He said archaeological experts from within and outside the country would oversee the digging of the ash bed with the footprints to get a clue of its state.

“After that the experts may decide on the best way they should be preserved either by relocating them elsewhere or  leaving them at the same site,” he added.

Mr Kamamba, who previously opposed the idea of moving away the footprint track way that was buried in 1995, said he was not sure of the next host for the famous archeological relics.

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Story: Zephania Ubwani, The Citizen Bureau Chief | Photo: John Reader

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