The footprints are more than 800,000 bc years old and were found on the shores of Happisburgh

norfolk ancient footprint

Scientists have discovered the earliest evidence of human footprints outside of Africa, on the Norfolk Coast in the East of England.

 

The footprints are more than 800,000 years old and were found on the shores of Happisburgh.

 

They are direct evidence of the earliest known humans in northern Europe.

 

Details of the extraordinary markings have been published in thescience journal Plos One.

Read the news ….http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26025763

The footprints have been described as “one of the most important discoveries, if not the most important discovery that has been made on [Britain’s] shores,” by Dr Nick Ashton of the British Museum.

“It will rewrite our understanding of the early human occupation of Britain and indeed of Europe,” he told BBC News.

 

 

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