Ice Age Footprints found In New Mexico

Left: A section of the footprint trail showing the outward and return journeys, side by side. Center: The adult and child footprints visible together. Right: A print showing signs of the person slipping a little
Left: A section of the footprint trail showing the outward and return journeys, side by side. Center: The adult and child footprints visible together. Right: A print showing signs of the person slipping a little
M Bennett, Bournemouth University

You can learn a lot about someone by the way they walk – and apparently that even applies after 10,000 years. In New Mexico, researchers have discovered what they claim is the longest known set of fossilized human footprints, stretching over 1.5 km (0.9 mi) – and they tell an amazing story.

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120,000 Year Old Human Footprint Found

Some of the fossilized footprints discovered in Saudi Arabia
Some of the fossilized footprints discovered in Saudi Arabia
Palaeodeserts Project

Archeologists have discovered fossilized human footprints in Saudi Arabia that help fill in the story of the early migration of our species. Dating back 120,000 years, the tracks are the oldest evidence of the presence of modern humans on the Arabian Peninsula. read more