National Geographic News: Oldest Footprints

National Geographic News:  Oldest Footprints
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These footprints were made in the pyroclastic flow (ash, pumice, and rock fragments) dated to 385,000 to 325,000 years ago on the slopes of the Roccamonfina volcano in southern Italy. Known locally as "devils' trails," the tracks are the oldest human footprints found so far, according to researchers.

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Photograph copyright Paolo Mietto & Marco Avanzini
 
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