The 19,000-year-old meeting place: 400 ancient human footprints are found near a sacred African volcano



A massive set of more than 400 human footprints found by geologists is thought to date back to between 10,000 and 19,000 years ago.
It was previously thought that the footprints dated back as far as 120,000 years, and that they had been preserved by ash falling from the sky, following the eruption of a nearby volcano.
But the research team has now been able to date them more accurately after discovering that a muddy flow of debris and ash from the volcano's sides was responsible.
HOW WERE THE FOOTPRINTS PRESERVED?  Due to high levels of ash present in the mud preserving the footprints,... read more

 
12 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 39
Source: Daily Mail
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