Photo: Oldest Human Footprints With Modern Anatomy Found



1.5-million-year-old prints found in Kenya suggest that the human ancestors who made them had a foot structure much like modern humans have today, according to a February 2009 study.

The rare prints were found embedded in what was once muddy soil among tracks of birds, lions, antelopes, and other critters. The print makers were likely walking to or from a watering hole.

Image courtesy Matthew Bennett, Bournemouth University


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