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Scientists Find 800,000-Year-Old Footprints In UK
phys.org/news ^ | 2-7-2014 | Jill Lawless

Posted on 02/07/2014 3:10:44 PM PST by blam

Scientists Find 800,000-Year-Old Footprints Inn UK (Update)

Jill Lawless
Febuary 7, 2014

Undated handout photo issued by the British Museum Friday Feb. 7, 2014 of some of the human footprints, thought to be more than 800,000 years old, found in silt on the beach at Happisburgh on the Norfolk coast of England, with a camera lens …

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.

A team from the British Museum, London's Natural History Museum and Queen Mary college at the University of London uncovered imprints from up to five individuals in ancient estuary mud at Happisburgh on the country's eastern coast.

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(Excerpt) Read more at phys.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: archaeology; britishisles; fauxiantrolls; footprints; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals; paleontology; uk; unitedkingdom
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1 posted on 02/07/2014 3:10:44 PM PST by blam
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 3:11:13 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Five kids who cut school two and a half years ago, are now laughing their asses off.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 3:18:11 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: blam

It appears that the walker dropped his lens cap.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 3:20:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: blam

I am reminded of the famous “Piltdown man”.


5 posted on 02/07/2014 3:20:41 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: blam

I’m sorry.. my eyes are somewhat tired today but I can’t see a footprint at all! I guess it must be one of those “trained eye” things.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 3:22:57 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Don Corleone

Why? I don’t see the connection.


7 posted on 02/07/2014 3:23:25 PM PST by DManA
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To: blam

Brits invented sneakers 800,000 years ago.
Who knew?


8 posted on 02/07/2014 3:24:30 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: blam

“They were a British family on a day out—almost a million years ago. “

Probably illegal aliens sneaking into the country.


9 posted on 02/07/2014 3:26:49 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: blam

He must have been in good shape to be able to walk at 800,000 years old! Go Ovaltine! </sarc>


10 posted on 02/07/2014 3:26:58 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: blam

Did they wear clothing? Did they make shelters, windbreaks and so on? Could they have they have the use of fire that far back?”

Another question is: “did they have bad teeth the British are known for?


11 posted on 02/07/2014 3:28:12 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: blam; Revolting cat!; Daffynition; SunkenCiv

12 posted on 02/07/2014 3:28:46 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: blam


13 posted on 02/07/2014 3:29:19 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: cripplecreek

Lens cap was included for sense of scale.


14 posted on 02/07/2014 3:30:22 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: momtothree
I can’t see a footprint at all!

Since they say the prints were in mud, my guess would be that they partially filled with liquid before the mud solidified. Thus, the flat bottoms in the depressions.

15 posted on 02/07/2014 3:32:10 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: blam
His wife:

16 posted on 02/07/2014 3:32:15 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

What? Your Helen Thomas photo link is broken?


17 posted on 02/07/2014 3:46:36 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!


18 posted on 02/07/2014 3:52:28 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: JoeProBono
That big toe looks chimp-like. Is that the picture from the story? I can't really decipher the top photo.
19 posted on 02/07/2014 3:55:51 PM PST by Ditter
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To: blam

I see one thing that looks vaguely foot-shaped.

Looks more like some real wishful thinking by these eggheads.
Looks like Bull hockey.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 3:55:59 PM PST by Gasshog (These introductions of non-native species have consequences, like allowing Obama back into the U.S.)
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