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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; fauxiantrolls; footprints; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals; paleontology; uk; unitedkingdom

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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To: blam

I guess those feet in ancient time DID walk upon England’s mountains green!


21 posted on 02/07/2014 3:56:41 PM PST by Eepsy
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To: Ditter

Just one of countless “Bigfoot” prints on the web


22 posted on 02/07/2014 4:00:19 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: blam

Don’t tell the creationists up thread!


23 posted on 02/07/2014 4:20:58 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: blam

Probably still in the queue to see the
NHS doctor for his appendicitis attack.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 4:32:26 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C?d)
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To: blam

From the article:

“The footprints themselves, which survived for almost 1 million years, won’t be there. Two weeks after they were uncovered, North Sea tides had washed them away.”

So ... we’re supposed to believe these footprints are a million years old, and yet they are so fragile that they fall apart two weeks after they’re discovered?

Right.


25 posted on 02/07/2014 4:35:34 PM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian
Yeah...but here's his FIRST wife:


26 posted on 02/07/2014 4:44:31 PM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: blam

Right.

The scientists have no vested interest in funding and results getting older and older...I’m sure the “carbon dating” wasn’t fudged just like the infamous emails negating the global warming.


27 posted on 02/07/2014 5:13:22 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your lid on; don't let anyone dump garbage on you.)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like Mooschelle’s footprint to me.


28 posted on 02/07/2014 5:20:05 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: blam

Supposedly, “Mitochondrial Eve” lived 209,000 years ago, so they’re going to have to get together and work out their stories.


29 posted on 02/07/2014 5:28:11 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Probably illegal aliens sneaking into the country.

Well aliens anyway.

30 posted on 02/07/2014 5:38:00 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: blam

nah - they were barefoot aliens on a recon mission who took some liesure time to cool their footsies in the mud - then they left in their spacecraft, which is why no million year old human bones have ever been found /sarc


31 posted on 02/07/2014 5:46:15 PM PST by Wuli
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To: DoughtyOne

And it said Keds on it.


32 posted on 02/07/2014 7:31:17 PM PST by ully2
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To: ully2

Heh heh heh...


33 posted on 02/07/2014 8:37:03 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: Eepsy

;’)


34 posted on 02/08/2014 6:09:51 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: blam; a fool in paradise; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; ...
Thanks blam, and thx a fool in paradise for the additional ping.

35 posted on 02/08/2014 6:10:57 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Theo

To the heck with the Scientific Method. Falsification? They do not need to try to falsify the claim. Its the shock-value of the claim that gets the grant money...


36 posted on 02/08/2014 6:17:33 AM PST by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: momtothree

There’s one facing the lens cap.

Apparently the 800,000 year old human was wearing Keds.


37 posted on 02/08/2014 6:22:32 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Pretty dumb of them not to lift the find and transport it to safety. People who uncover finds and leave them to destruction shouldn’t be allowed to dig.


38 posted on 02/08/2014 6:23:12 AM PST by Varda
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To: blam

Because the date was stamped on the shoe?


39 posted on 02/08/2014 6:24:49 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Theo

Good catch, but they’ve already cashed the check.


40 posted on 02/08/2014 6:38:05 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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from the FRchives:
41 posted on 02/08/2014 7:11:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: The Sons of Liberty; blam; Ditter; Theo
The Sons of Liberty: "Supposedly, “Mitochondrial Eve” lived 209,000 years ago, so they’re going to have to get together and work out their stories."

From the article:

"Homo antecessor" were not "human beings".
They are thought to have possibly been our ancient ancestors in Europe similar, possibly related to, "homo erectus", "homo egaster" and/or "homo heidelbergensis".
Antecessor predates Neanderthals, and may-or-may-not be their, or our, direct ancestors.

These footprints add to Antecessor remains found at two sites in Spain, one in France and two others in England.

42 posted on 02/08/2014 7:28:18 AM PST by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective....)
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To: blam

I just mopped that estuary darn it!


43 posted on 02/08/2014 8:06:58 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: SunkenCiv

For the last time, this is all circumstantial evidence. You can’t prove it was I!


44 posted on 02/08/2014 8:28:00 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: blam

Whoever it was 800kya, they certainly weren’t British! Also, at that time, the British Isles were not islands at all but still part of the mainland.


45 posted on 02/08/2014 9:59:52 AM PST by Cruising Speed
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Probably illegal aliens sneaking into the country.<

Ask Mad mo; he'll tell you they were "proto-Muslims".

46 posted on 02/08/2014 12:36:33 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Altariel

The whorls will be a dead giveaway!


47 posted on 02/08/2014 12:36:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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