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900,000-year-old footprints found in Norfolk


The 900,000-year-old footprints of the first Northern Europeans have been found on a beach in Norfolk, England.

Dr Nick Ashton, curator of the department of prehistory of Europe at the British Museum and an archaeologist at University College London, said: “These are the oldest human footprints outside Africa. It is an extremely rare and lucky discovery.

“The slim chance of surviving in the first place, the sea exposing it in the right way and thirdly us finding it at the right time – I’d say it was a million to one find.

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Story: Richard Gray, The Telegraph | Photo: The Telegraph

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