Oldest footprints in Europe found on beach in Norfolk

Mail Online | 7/17/2019 | Dianne Apen-sadler For Mailonline
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A line of footprints trampled up to 950,000 years ago, the oldest ever found in Europe, have been discovered on a beach in Norfolk.

Archaeological enthusiast Paul Macro discovered the indentations on a beach in Happisburgh, near Great Yarmouth, in May.

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The prints, the oldest in the world outside of Africa, are thought to have been made by Homo Antecessor, also known as 'Pioneer Man'.

Homo Antecessor, which were likely to be between 0.9 metres and 1.7m in height, were a more advanced form of Homo Erectus.

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The markings were discovered in a spot very close to footprints discovered in 2013, which are also from the same time period.

At that time, researchers also uncovered tools just a few hundreds metres away.

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Professor Simon Lewis, from Queen Mary University, said: 'Happisburgh tells us about the earliest humans in Britain.

'They had simple stone tools. They used flint and raw materials to flake tools. We're dealing with the earliest types of stone tool technology.'


Now researchers are hoping to uncover...
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