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Scientists find 800,000-year-old footprints in UK
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 7, 2014 | JILL LAWLESS

Posted on 02/08/2014 10:55:20 AM PST by artichokegrower

LONDON (AP) — They were a British family on a day out — almost a million years ago.

Archaeologists announced Friday that they have discovered human footprints in England that are between 800,000 and 1 million years old — the most ancient found outside Africa, and the earliest evidence of human life in northern Europe.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: archaeology; fauxiantrolls; footprints; godsgravesglyphs; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals; paleontology; unitedkingdom
They were a British family


Yeah a family. Mom,dad,kids not mom,mom,kids or dad,dad,kids. They had it right back then.

1 posted on 02/08/2014 10:55:20 AM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

More likely hooligans walking through their times version of wet cement!


2 posted on 02/08/2014 10:58:01 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: artichokegrower

Caveman family out for walk. Og is father, Poq is mother. They come back from hunting catch Mastadon. But Obama cave family want cut even though they sleep all day otherwise they steal Ogs cave and auction it off.


3 posted on 02/08/2014 11:00:54 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: artichokegrower

Hmmmm. Wonder what the weather was like that day. Probably steaming hot due to glow-bull............ Well, glow bull!


4 posted on 02/08/2014 11:01:25 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: artichokegrower

Another flimsy misuse of the term “Scientists.”
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5 posted on 02/08/2014 11:03:11 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: artichokegrower

Wow that is amazing, I didn’t know Canon cameras was around back then.


6 posted on 02/08/2014 11:05:54 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: artichokegrower

Problably muslims


7 posted on 02/08/2014 11:07:00 AM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: artichokegrower

Maybe humans started in the UK, but migrated south for the warmer weather?


8 posted on 02/08/2014 11:07:54 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: editor-surveyor
What gets me is where are they seeing these human footprints? The only thing that slightly resembles a footprint is the one to the right of the Canon lens cap, but that could be anything. A freakin' rock could have made that.


9 posted on 02/08/2014 11:08:39 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I didn’t know Canon cameras was around back then.

Which makes me think they may not have been a "British family". Could have been a bunch of tourists from anywhere visiting there on vacation.

10 posted on 02/08/2014 11:14:44 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: artichokegrower

This is solid proof that camels were not domesticated yet, or the family would have been riding them.

Science is fun!


11 posted on 02/08/2014 11:14:59 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: artichokegrower

Very cool.


12 posted on 02/08/2014 11:17:18 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They must have been Japanese.


13 posted on 02/08/2014 11:17:53 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: artichokegrower

I don’t know...they don’t look a century over 700.00 years old to me.


14 posted on 02/08/2014 11:19:26 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: BykrBayb

Could be. That one footprint looks like the guy had on “flip flops”.


15 posted on 02/08/2014 11:19:32 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Those are KEDS tracks!

We used to make the same footprints in the mud back in the 60’s!

Funny thing though... I don’t think they had KEDS back, say, ohh, 800,000 years ago! These are SHOE prints if anything.

Scientists, schmientists...


16 posted on 02/08/2014 11:22:12 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

You’re correct,there is nothing about it other than its outline that has any of the characteristics of a foot print.
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17 posted on 02/08/2014 11:25:05 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: joethedrummer

>> “We used to make the same footprints in the mud back in the 60’s!” <<

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‘Cept they didn’t make tredless ‘surfer’ keds in the ‘60s.


18 posted on 02/08/2014 11:26:45 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: artichokegrower

The moms footprint was red and Louboutin could be seen on the heel


19 posted on 02/08/2014 11:28:16 AM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: artichokegrower

Is that a Bruno Magli footprint?


20 posted on 02/08/2014 12:10:51 PM PST by lurk
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To: artichokegrower

Wandering around looking for a dentist, no doubt.


21 posted on 02/08/2014 2:18:33 PM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Oh now that’s as clear as mud.


22 posted on 02/08/2014 2:56:05 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: artichokegrower

BFRO Team: “That’s a squatch!”


23 posted on 02/08/2014 3:03:55 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: editor-surveyor
Here's the area in a larger photo...

Note that they are saying it's a MILLION years old, so in other words in a million years these prints have been completely devoid of erosion....on a beach...around sand and wind...and a boardwalk...in England, which has ice and snow....

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140207-ancient-human-footprints-outside-africa-england-anthropology-science/

This qualifies for the Al Gore award of hoax of the month.

24 posted on 02/08/2014 6:33:05 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I’m sure that they took special care not to disturb this important resource as they built that wharf too!
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25 posted on 02/08/2014 7:31:52 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: artichokegrower

Piltdown man was here.


26 posted on 02/08/2014 7:57:01 PM PST by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
What gets me is where are they seeing these human footprints? The only thing that slightly resembles a footprint is the one to the right of the Canon lens cap, but that could be anything. A freakin' rock could have made that.

That's what I was thinking. Where are any indentations for the toes or heel, or were they wearing bedroom slippers?

27 posted on 02/08/2014 8:07:22 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

It’s at the wharf, they were wearing their Sperry Topsiders.


28 posted on 02/08/2014 8:43:08 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Makes perfect sense.


29 posted on 02/08/2014 8:50:36 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: artichokegrower
Thanks artichokegrower. Earlier on FR:

30 posted on 02/09/2014 8:30:50 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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