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800,000-year-old human footprints found in Norfolk
Past Horizons ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Maev Kennedy

Posted on 02/09/2014 2:06:18 AM PST by Islander7

The oldest human footprints ever found outside Africa, dated at between 850,000 and 950,000 years old, have been discovered on the storm-lashed beach at Happisburgh in Norfolk, one of the fastest eroding stretches of the British coast. Within a fortnight the sea tides that exposed the prints last May destroyed them, leaving only casts and 3D images made through photogrammetry – by stitching together hundreds of photographs – as evidence that a little group from a long-extinct early human species had passed that way.

They walked through a startlingly different landscape from today’s, along the estuary of what may have been the original course of the Thames, through a river valley grazed by mammoths, hippos and rhinoceros. The pattern of the prints suggests at least five individuals heading southward, pausing and pottering about to gather plants or shellfish along the bank. They included several children. The best preserved prints, clearly showing heel, arch and four toes – one may not have left a clear impression – is of a man with a foot equivalent to a modern size 8 shoe, suggesting an individual about 5ft 7ins (1.7 metres ) tall.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; History; Science
KEYWORDS: archeology; brittan; fossils
Stringer says confirmation will have to wait for fossil finds, but he believes the Norfolk hominids were related to people from Atapuerca in Spain described as Homo antecessor, pioneer man. He believes they became extinct in Europe, perhaps replaced by another early human species, Homo heidelbergensis, then by Neanderthals from around 400,000 years ago and finally by modern humans.
1 posted on 02/09/2014 2:06:18 AM PST by Islander7
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 02/09/2014 2:06:41 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

This sounds like a pretty rare find. I wonder why they didn’t try to remove the original fossils...maybe the ‘laminated silts’ were not solid enough.


3 posted on 02/09/2014 2:22:57 AM PST by deks (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Islander7

This is impossible. The Earth is only 6000 years old...


4 posted on 02/09/2014 2:29:25 AM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: BigCinBigD

This is impossible. The Earth is only 6000 years old...
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So funny! Like the sarcasm!


5 posted on 02/09/2014 2:38:43 AM PST by octex
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To: Islander7

With this find and things recently found in Asia and the Caucuses, I begin to dought the theory that everything started in Africa. I question that modern man came out of Africa. I think there were people developing elsewhere, but that good climatic and other conditions erased the proof.


6 posted on 02/09/2014 3:30:15 AM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

Coastal and inland waterways. Bays and brackish waters. Abundant food, grasslands to hide in, easy navigational references.


7 posted on 02/09/2014 3:49:20 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

I have long questioned the “out of Africa” idea. For example, which people have slanted eyes? And why would people develope slanted eyes?


8 posted on 02/09/2014 4:02:03 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: NativeSon
Easy to explain the squinted eyes... Sun glasses were not invented yet!
9 posted on 02/09/2014 4:16:25 AM PST by primatreat ("I suffer too" .My Obamacare medical plan ($350/month) being taken out of MY SSI check SUCKS!)
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To: primatreat

Hmmm, you’ve won this round primatreat...


10 posted on 02/09/2014 4:17:54 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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Eskimo sunglasses (used to prevent snow blindness). . .

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11 posted on 02/09/2014 4:55:21 AM PST by deks
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To: BigCinBigD

> This is impossible. The Earth is only 6000 years old...

Just the last phase. I believe it has been replinished many times over. It sort of alludes to that in Genesis. Men wrote as they wetre directed from their limited perspective in the Bible. Earth could be a testing ground for experimentation with different variations of species as far as we know.


12 posted on 02/09/2014 4:55:49 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

My understanding is, not an African start to things, but rather competition between neanderthals in the colder climes in Europe versus cro magmon in Africa. When the climes warmed, it favored the cro magmons infiltrating into neanderthal territory, eventually wiping them out.


13 posted on 02/09/2014 5:56:15 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Islander7

Going to be hard to confirm this “find” when the tide washed away the supposedly almost a million year old foot prints.

That alone was just one the fatal red flags that should have clued in the God-haters it was another fraud. Such as the direct conflict with the alleged dating of mitochondrial Eve, Adam, the pictures of the prints that look like sneakers, etc.

The hatred of God and the Bible makes some so gullible they will believe anything it seems.


14 posted on 02/09/2014 5:56:42 AM PST by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: Islander7

What a tragedy for the British Isles. A classic example of reverse evolution of the current population.


15 posted on 02/09/2014 6:12:30 AM PST by HChampagne
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To: Islander7

The entire theory of evolution is based on six skulls,in fact we know more about Dinosaurs than about Homo-sapiens.


16 posted on 02/09/2014 6:33:03 AM PST by managusta (The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.)
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To: Islander7

Do literal bible thumpers know that these threads have an “AVOID” warning only visible to non believers? The forum colors them magenta.


17 posted on 02/09/2014 6:33:36 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: managusta

“The entire theory of evolution is based on six skulls”

No.


18 posted on 02/09/2014 6:38:31 AM PST by Fuzz
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To: Mechanicos

So wrong.


19 posted on 02/09/2014 6:48:46 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Islander7

Popping a fresh bag of popcorn.....


20 posted on 02/09/2014 7:40:04 AM PST by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: managusta

Yeah.

Ken Ham says they were around the same time as ancient man.

He must be a Flintstones fan.


21 posted on 02/09/2014 7:55:05 AM PST by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Islander7
 photo Happisburgh_zps3b0af4ce.jpg It shows one thing, they were intelligent enough to walk around the deeper water.
22 posted on 02/09/2014 8:04:17 AM PST by RetSignman
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To: NativeSon

> I have long questioned the “out of Africa” idea. For example, which people have slanted eyes? And why would people develope slanted eyes?

Alien intervention / cross-breeding. Why else do you think they have 4 year olds that can play complete symphonies better than a 40 year music and can outperform just about every other race in the math and science. Their ancestors probbly flew spacecraft here hundreds of thousands of years ago.../s


23 posted on 02/09/2014 12:59:16 PM PST by jsanders2001
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