800,000-year-old human footprints discovered in UK

800,000-year-old human footprints discovered in UK

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Norfolk, in the east of England, has always been characterized as a center of great archaeological discoveries, but what they have confirmed this last week has great importance for history.

A team of archaeologists has discovered the oldest human footprints found outside of Africa, about 800,000 years old. This finding has been possible thanks to the erosion of Happisburgh beach, which has uncovered approximately 50 800,000-year-old tracks, corresponding to five individuals of a species that is believed to be related to those of Atapuerca.

In this area they had already met million-year-old hunting tools, a historical moment in which this region was linked to continental Europe and was dominated by large animals.

So far only three other groups of human footprints are known older than those recently discovered in the United Kingdom, all on the african continent.

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