History October 20, 2018 at 06:00 pm

Fascinating sites of prehistoric human footprints in East Africa you should know about

Mweha Msemo October 20, 2018 at 06:00 pm

October 20, 2018 at 06:00 pm | History

Laetoli site (Tanzania)

More than four decades ago, a team of paleoanthropologists found the footprints of a group of Australopithecus afarensis that went out for a stroll 3.6 million years ago. These ancient footprints preserved in volcanic ash were found at a site called Laetoli in northern Tanzania. Scientists say that a man accompanied by around four women is believed to have walked in the region at least 30 meters over the volcanic ash that later hardened into rock, leaving behind fascinating evidence of our ancestors.


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