Human Footprints Dating Back 800,000-Year Discovered In Norfolk UK

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By:, 02/08/2014

Archeologists have discovered some of the human footprints on the beach at Happisburgh on the Norfolk, East of England. The prints, thought to be more than 800,000 years old, were found in silt on the beach at Happisburgh on the north-east coast of the county. "Scientists believe the prints, which were probably made by five different people, are direct evidence of the earliest known humans in northern Europe, reports Daily Express.

Dr Nick Ashton from the British Museum said it was "an extraordinarily rare discovery". The prints were found at low tide when heavy waves washed away much of the beach sand to briefly expose the silt and scientists rushed to take photographs of them before they were eroded by the sea.


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