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  • Oldest Human Footprints in North America Identified

    12/13/2013 8:22:19 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Western Digs ^ | December 09, 2013 | Blake de Pastino
    A hunter-gatherer who trekked through a desert oasis a hundred centuries ago left the continent’s most lasting impression: the oldest known human footprints in North America. There are only two of them — one left and one right — but the ancient traveler’s path through mineral-rich sediment in the Chihuahuan Desert allowed them to become enshrined in stone, and now dated, some 10,500 years later... The tracks were first discovered during highway construction in northeastern Mexico, about 300 kilometers from the Texas border, in 1961. They were excavated and taken to a local museum for study, but their precise location...
  • Romanian cave holds some of the oldest human footprints

    07/21/2014 9:29:57 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Science News ^ | July 17, 2014 | Bruce Bower
    About 400 footprints were first discovered in the cave in 1965. Scientists initially attributed the impressions to a man, woman and child who lived 10,000 to 15,000 years ago. But radiocarbon measurements of two cave bear bones excavated just below the footprints now indicate that Homo sapiens made these tracks around 36,500 years ago, say anthropologist David Webb of Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and his colleagues. Analyses of 51 footprints that remain — cave explorers and tourists have destroyed the rest — indicate that six or seven individuals, including at least one child, entered the cave after a flood had...
  • Scientists find 800,000-year-old footprints in UK

    02/08/2014 10:55:20 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 7, 2014 | JILL LAWLESS
    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.
  • Scientists Find 800,000-Year-Old Footprints In UK

    02/07/2014 3:10:44 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    phys.org/news ^ | 2-7-2014 | Jill Lawless
    Scientists Find 800,000-Year-Old Footprints Inn UK (Update) Jill LawlessFebuary 7, 2014Undated 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...
  • Not all meat is created equal (Group calculates carbon footprint of meats, cheeses)

    07/19/2011 3:44:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 74 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/19/11 | Cameron Scott
    A new report issued by the Environmental Working Group calculates the carbon footprint of meats, cheeses, and a smattering of other foods. The results are good news for those who avoid red meat as well as vegans. They are not good news for vegetarian cheese lovers like this blogger. Special shout-out to those of you who eat baby sheep: You suck! Lamb is the single most carbon-intensive meat, .. (beef 2nd) Cheese comes out ahead of pork, farmed salmon, chicken and canned tuna. .. What it means, in practical terms: -Eating one less burger a week, is like driving 320...
  • Environmental Footprints May Produce Backlash

    05/04/2011 9:00:24 AM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    IceCap ^ | 5/3/2011 | Tom Jacobs
    Measuring a person’s ecological footprint or carbon footprint is a popular tool among environmentalists. Many see it as a way to educate people about the damage they inflict on the environment on an everyday basis - information that may prompt them to change their behavior. But newly published research suggests that for many people - perhaps most - the receipt of such data may produce the opposite result. In an experiment described in the journal Social Influence, “Only people who had invested their self-esteem in environmentalism - a strong form of commitment - reacted to negative environmental-footprint feedback by engaging...
  • Roman child's footprints found

    02/17/2011 7:26:28 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 34 replies
    Sky News ^ | 02/15/2011 | Gerard Tubb
    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/2000-Year-Old-Roman-Childs-Footprints-Discovered-By-Archaeologists-In-North-Yorkshire/Article/201102315931164?f=rss Exclusive: Roman Child’s Footprints Found 4:38pm UK, Tuesday February 15, 2011 Gerard Tubb, north of England correspondent Two thousand-year-old footprints left by a Roman child playing by the side of a road have been found in North Yorkshire.
  • Fossil tracks record 'oldest land-walkers'

    01/07/2010 8:51:50 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 732+ views
    bbc ^ | 6 January 2010 | Jonathan Amos
    The oldest evidence of four-legged animals walking on land has been discovered in southeast Poland. Rocks from a disused quarry record the "footprints" of unknown creatures that lived about 397 million years ago. Scientists tell the journal Nature that the fossil trackways even retain the impressions left by the "toes" on the animals' feet. The team says the find means that land vertebrates appeared millions of years earlier than previously supposed. "This place has yielded what I consider to be some of the most exciting fossils I've ever encountered in my career as a palaeontologist," said team member Per Ahlberg...
  • Vanity, Freeper Help Needed to Identify Tracks in Snow

    12/20/2009 8:38:41 PM PST · by PA Engineer · 114 replies · 4,094+ views
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    Need help identifying the following snow tracks: This is the third time I have found some strange animal tracks on my land. I live in western pa, 25 miles from Pittsburgh in the land of murrymom. The area is rural on the edge of suburban development. These tracks I photographed (iPhone) while snow blowing. The gate is 6 to 8 feet and the single track may be a double paw print. The single track is larger than my hand. The tracks entered my property near a wood pile (breaking a five wire electric fence) and traveled over two hundred feet...
  • Footprints found under ancient mosaic

    10/14/2009 10:39:12 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies · 647+ views
    JPost ^ | October 14, 2009 | By JAMIE ROMM
    While they may not have been the markings of a pair of Naot sandals, Israel Antiquities Authority conservators discovered footprints over 1,700 years-old, under the Lod Mosaic and at least one print resembling a modern sandal. Head of the Israel Antiquities AuthorityArt Conservation Branch Jacques Neguer said that when removing a section of a mosaic it is customary to clean its bedding, and study the material from which it is made and the construction stages and during that process, they found the footprints under the mosaic. "We look for drawings and sketches that the artists made in the plaster and...
  • Ancient Artisans' Footprints Discovered Beneath Lod Mosaic

    10/14/2009 8:54:53 PM PDT · by bogusname · 12 replies · 616+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/14/09 | Hana Levi Julian
    The ancient footprints of the artisans who built a stunning 1,700-year-old mosaic floor in Lod were discovered recently, when conservators from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) were in the process of detaching the huge work of art from the ground. As the conservation experts worked on the plaster bedding to be done before detaching the mosaic, they were surprised to notice there were ancient foot and sandal prints beneath it. Clearly, the builders that had worked on the floor sometimes wore their sandals, and sometimes worked in their bare feet...
  • Prints Are Evidence of Modern Foot in Prehumans

    02/26/2009 12:08:19 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 39 replies · 1,279+ views
    nytimes ^ | February 26, 2009 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
    Footprints uncovered in Kenya show that as early as 1.5 million years ago an ancestral species, almost certainly Homo erectus, had already evolved the feet and walking gait of modern humans.
  • Japanese team finds 'yeti footprints' in Nepal

    10/20/2008 1:35:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 782+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/20/08 | AFP
    KATHMANDU (AFP) – A team of Japanese adventurers say they have discovered footprints they believe were made by the legendary yeti said to roam the Himalayan regions of Nepal and Tibet. "The footprints were about 20 centimetres (eight inches) long and looked like a human's," Yoshiteru Takahashi, the leader of the Yeti Project Japan, told AFP in Kathmandu on Monday. Takahashi was speaking after he returned with his seven-member team from their third attempt to track down the half-man-half-ape, tales of which have gripped the imaginations of Western adventurers and mountaineers for decades. Despite spending 42 days on Dhaulagiri IV...
  • Rock-solid Proof? (Man and Dinosaur Walked the Earth Together?)

    07/31/2008 6:20:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 183 replies · 2,181+ views
    mineralwellsindex.com ^ | July 28, 2008 | David May
    A slab of North Texas limestone is on track to rock the world, with its two imbedded footprints poised to make a huge impression in scientific and religious circles. The estimated 140-pound stone was recovered in July 2000 from the bank of a creek that feeds the Paluxy River near Glen Rose, Texas, located about 53 miles south of Fort Worth. The find was made just outside Dinosaur Valley State Park, a popular destination for tourists known for its well-preserved dinosaur tracks and other fossils. The limestone contains two distinct prints – one of a human footprint and one belonging...
  • Footprints In The Ash (Human-Mexico-40,000-YA)

    05/31/2008 12:25:17 PM PDT · by blam · 81 replies · 407+ views
    Science News ^ | 5-29-2008 | Sid Perkins
    Footprints in the ash By Sid PerkinsMay 29th, 2008Humans may have been walking around what is now central Mexico 40,000 years ago HUMAN PRINTSFootprints (one left) left in volcanic ash that fell in central Mexico’s Valsequillo Basin about 40,000 years could be evidence that humans have inhabited the Americas far longer than previously confirmed. Laser scans of the prints (right) confirm their human origins, the researchers report today at the American Geophysical Union meeting. Footprints left in volcanic ash that fell in central Mexico’s Valsequillo Basin about 40,000 years ago are evidence that humans have inhabited the Americas far longer...
  • 'Not Easy Being Green,' Blogger Complains (CHECK YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT)

    03/02/2008 1:28:00 PM PST · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 57 replies · 149+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 29, 2008 | Ken Shepherd Feb 29, 2008
    What's your carbon footprint? How much carbon does your lifestyle emit every year? Can you reduce your carbon footprint? Thanks to Al Gore (and a lot of other forward-thinking people), carbon is on everyone's mind. The more carbon we emit, the more the Earth's atmosphere heats up. And that, as we all know, is a bad thing. But, as Michael Specter writes in the Feb. 25 New Yorker, reducing your carbon footprint isn't that easy. One idea: Pay people in underdeveloped countries to not cut their forests or develop their lands (chopping down rain forests releases vast quantities of carbon)....
  • One Million-Years-Old (Human) Footprints Found At Margalla Hills (Pakistan)

    07/28/2007 6:00:30 PM PDT · by blam · 439 replies · 6,497+ views
    Dawn ^ | 7-27-2007 | Sher Baz Khan
    1m-years-old footprints found at Margalla Hills By Sher Baz Khan ISLAMABAD, July 27: In what appears to be a major discovery, archaeologists have found two over one million years old human footprints preserved on a sandstone at the Margalla Hills. The Indusians Research Cell, which is working under the supervision of world renowned archaeologist and historian Dr Ahmad Hassan Dani of Taxila Institute of Asian Civilisations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, has made the discovery, which is likely to add a new chapter to the archaeological history and heritage of the federal capital and attract visitors. A footprint of 1 feet is...
  • Queen follows Charles into green house [ "Green" Elizabeth Alert!]

    04/01/2007 6:30:21 PM PDT · by melt · 15 replies · 557+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | 4/01/07 | Louise Armitstead and Robert Booth
    THE Queen has appointed environmental consultants to turn the royal palaces into models of green efficiency, under pressure from her eldest son to provide a lead for the nation. Sources say that the Queen intends to emulate the Prince of Wales, who will announce in his annual review in July that he and his household at Clarence House are now “carbon neutral”. The Buckingham Palace consultants are expected to recommend significant changes in the conduct of official functions to reduce the use of helicopters and chartered planes. However, critics are likely to argue that genuine cuts in emissions can be...
  • Ancient footprints found on Welsh beach

    02/12/2007 6:51:27 AM PST · by aculeus · 51 replies · 1,880+ views
    IC Wales ^ | Februrary 2, 2007 | Sally Williams, Western Mail
    A BEACHCOMBER claims he has found ancient human footprints dating back 8,000 years, embedded in an ancient Welsh peat bed. Steve Maitland Thomas was walking on Kenfig Beach, Porthcawl, with his friend John Blundell, when they found a number of ancient size-eight footprints. He said, "We found the first on January 19, the day after storms had whipped up the sand revealing the bedrock below. The peat beds were formed from the floor of a vast forest, which once stretched right across the valley which now forms the Bristol Channel, until sea levels rose approximately 8,000 years ago." The next...
  • Ancient footprints found in Mexico valley

    10/27/2006 6:10:16 PM PDT · by FLOutdoorsman · 35 replies · 969+ views
    AP ^ | 26 Oct 2006 | IOAN GRILLO
    MEXICO CITY - A trail of 13 fossilized footprints running through a valley in a desert in northern Mexico could be among the oldest in the Americas, Mexican archeologists said. The footprints were made by hunter gatherers who are believed to have lived thousands of years ago in the Coahuila valley of Cuatro Cienegas, 190 miles (306 kms) south of Eagle Pass, Texas, said archaeologist Yuri de la Rosa Gutierrez of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History. "We believe (the footprints) are between 10,000 and 15,000 years old," De la Rosa said in a news release Wednesday. "We have...