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Coahuila/Chihuahuan Desert: Oldest Human Footprints in N. Am. Identified

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Oldest Human Footprints in North America Identified
by Blake de Pastino
on Dec 09, 2013

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.

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Re: Coahuila/Chihuahuan Desert: Oldest Human Footprints in N. Am. Identified
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 04:17:01 PM »
Good Article.... Thanks!
Not all those who wander are lost.
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