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Roman Child's Footprints Found By Road

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Roman Child's Footprints Found By Road

Post by Rowan » Wed February 16th, 2011, 2:38 pm

Very interesting discovery. :)
Two thousand-year-old footprints left by a Roman child playing by the side of a road have been found in North Yorkshire. Skip related content

Archaeologists made the remarkable discovery while excavating a muddy area of a former Roman settlement on the A1 near Leeming.
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Post by parthianbow » Wed February 16th, 2011, 3:26 pm

You beat me to it, Rowan. It's amazing news, isn't it?

It reminds me of the even older and perhaps more incredible, because there were so many of them, footprints that I saw in Managua, Nicaragua, about 12 years ago. That was a group of perhaps 10 individuals from 6,000 years ago.
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http://vianica.com/activity/36/ancient- ... cahualinca

And errmm, that must have been one amazing road in the UK to find the footprints all by itself! :)
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Post by fljustice » Wed February 16th, 2011, 3:48 pm

Fascinating. Thanks for the links, guys!
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Post by SarahWoodbury » Wed February 16th, 2011, 4:27 pm

Thanks for the link!

But then you have the Laetoli footprints--two bipedal hominids (one larger than the other) walking side by side with much smaller footprints hopping from one adult footprint to the next. Awesome!

"The Laetoli footprints were formed and preserved by a chance combination of events -- a volcanic eruption, a rainstorm, and another ashfall. When they were found in 1976, these hominid tracks, at least 3.6 million years old, were some of the oldest evidence then known for upright bipedal walking, a major milestone in human evolution." http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/libra ... 71_03.html

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