Footprints fund preserved in rocks on the coast of
The footprints are evidence of the first known humans in northern
Lewis has been working to date the sediments in which the prints were found.
"My role is to work out the sequence of deposits at the site and how they were laid down," he said. "This means I can provide a geological context for the archaeological evidence of human occupation at the site."
Surviving ancients human footprints are rare, the researchers said -- only those at Laetoli in
The researchers said they were able to identify heels, arches and in one case toes in the preserved footprints, left by about five people, including children and adults, the researchers said.
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