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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

The oldest footprints in North America

Human footprints found in Mexico in 1961 have now been dated back 10,500 years, making them the oldest footprints in North America. “To my knowledge the oldest human prints previously reported in North America are around 6,000 years old, so the … prints pre-date these by some 5,000 years,” said Dr.

25,000-year-old human footprints found in Mexico

Five human footprints which may be 25,000-years-old have been found in Chihuahua, Mexico. The footprints correspond to three adults and a child that probably lived in the caves that are located in the sierra, in the Valle de Ahuatos, eight kilometers from the town of Creel, in Chihuahua. According to morphoscopic analysis,

3.6 million-year-old footprints exhumed

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

How dinosaur footprints are made

No, it's just not just as simple as a dinosaur stepping in mud! Footprints that last ages can only happen when the conditions are right. Using computer modelling, the team simulated up to 20 different dinosaurs walking in different conditions. What they found was that heavier dinosaurs only left lasting tracks in

Prehistoric human footprints found on English coast

Receding waters in Western England have revealed prehistoric human footprints that date back 5,000 years. Archaeologists today dubbed the discovery ‘sensational', claiming it is one of the most significant historic footprint finds the country has seen. Over the last few weeks hobbyists have been scouring the sand dunes with a

Dinosaur footprint found at construction site

A dilophosaurus' footprint has been found at a New Jersey construction site. Chris Laskowich spotted the footprint in Clifton -- 15 miles west of New York's Empire State Building -- at an old stone quarry that's being cleared to build an 800-unit housing development. It's a popular place for fossil

Dinosaurs 9 million years older than thought

New fossils found in Poland show that Dinosaurs were around nine million years earlier than previously thought. The prints are small - measuring a few centimetres in length - which suggests the earliest dinosaur-like animals were about the size of domestic cats. They would have weighed at most a kilogram