Newly dated footprints: Oldest human tracks?

Scientists have just revised upwards by some 20,000 years how old they think these human footprints are

By Bruce Bower, 09:01 AM July 21, 2014

Footprints found a half-century ago in a cave in Romania may be the oldest such human impressions in Europe, researchers now conclude. They may even be the oldest in the world. But there’s a bit of controversy about that.

In 1965, about 400 footprints were discovered in the Ciur-Izbuc cave. Scientists back then attributed the prints to a man, woman and child who lived 10,000 to 15,000 years ago. But new radiocarbon measurements have dated the age of two bones from a cave bear found nearby. The...

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