Oldest human footprints found outside Africa

Feb 07, 2014, 10:41 AM EST
Source: British Museum handout
Source: British Museum handout

Scientists from the British Museum have discovered the oldest human footprints known to modern man outside ones discovered in Africa in Norfolk, England. Detailed 3D images of the prints are the first direct evidence of humans from 800,000 years ago. To date, only discovered tools have indicated their ancient presence.

Background:

800,000-year-old human footprints found in Norfolk [The Guardian]

Human footprints found in Britain are oldest ever seen outside of Africa [Independent]

Prehistoric human footprints in Norfolk identified using 3D imaging [Telegraph]

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