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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Ancient human footprints discovered

Dozens of ancient human footprints discovered in Norfolk, England. Age footprint that is more than 800,000 years. Scientists reveal, the footprints are the oldest traces found outside Africa. These findings could change the history of humans migrated out of the continent in the past.
The site lies by the sea. (Picture from: http://www.dailytech.com/)
Precisely the footprints found in the muddy area of ​​40 square meters. The total number of footprints found 50 pieces. According to scientists, the footprints had been there since the ice age. The trail was then hidden due to icy and clay.
The location was at risk due to the same erosion that exposed the prints -- rain and tides. (Picture from: http://www.dailytech.com/)
Tentatively, scientists revealed that the footprints are from 950,000-850,000 period last year. However, studies are still needed to confirm it. Presented iflscience.com, on Friday, February 8, 2014, scientists suspect that the footprints belonged to the species Homo antecessor, a species between H ergaster and H heidelbergensis.
Toes were visible in some prints. (Picture from: http://www.dailytech.com/)
Its size suggests that the footprints belonged to individuals with diverse variations of age, mostly two adult males, three adult females, and about four children. The discovery of ancient human traces are the results of Nick Ashton and colleagues study as well as the British Museum. The findings were published in the PLoS ONE journal, on Thursday, February 7, 2014.

The early humans footprints were actually still be investigated further. However, now the footprints threatened by erosion. Scientists have photographed footprints in three dimensions. However, the trail has been damaged, and many are not clear.

Currently it is believed that humans came out of Africa 200,000 years ago. If proven that traces the early humans 800,000 years old, the history of human migration had to be revised. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | IFLSCIENCE | DAILYTECH]
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