850,000-year-old human footprints found in Norfolk

850,000-year-old human footprints found in Norfolk:

Happisburgh prints believed to have been left by small group of adults and children are the oldest discovered outside Africa

The oldest human footprints found outside Africa, dated at between 850,000 and 950,000 years old, have been discovered on the storm-lashed beach at Happisburgh in Norfolk, one of the fastest-eroding stretches of the British coast. Within a fortnight, the sea tides that had exposed the prints last May destroyed them, leaving only casts and 3D images made through photogrammetry (stitching together hundreds of photographs) as evidence that a little group from a long-extinct early human species had passed that way.

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