3.6 Million Years Old Human Footprint reveals a secret.

  • Date : December 18, 2016
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Yes! It’s true, Archeological researchers have recently discovered 3.6 million-year-old people’s footprint in some place nearby Africa. These footprints were left by a group of five individuals who once walked across wet volcanic ash which has become a rock now.

A group of Archeological researchers, led by Sapienza University in Italy, discovered the set of around thirteen footprints in Laetoli Tanzania. These people belonged to five members of Australopithecus afarensis, a species best known for the fossil skeleton, named ‘Lucy.’

These ancient people were called as Australopithecus afarensis, experts say that, who most likely walked the path may have behaved like in a gorilla like social arrangement. The researches also prove that one dominant male mates with many other females.

Researchers based in Rome and Africa believe that there are two sets of footprints, one male followed by five females.

“A tentative conclusion is that the group consisted of one male, two or three females, and one or two juveniles, which leads us to believe that the male and therefore other males in the species had more than one female mate,” said Dr Marco Cherin, director of the school of paleoanthropology at the University of Perugia.

Various researchers from different countries supported this researches,

Professor Giorgio Manzi, lead author of the study, said: “This novel evidence, taken as a whole with the previous findings, portrays several early hominins moving as a group through the landscape following a volcanic eruption and subsequent rainfall. But there is more. The footprints of one of the new individuals are astonishingly larger than anyone else’s in the group, suggesting that he was a large male member of the species.”

They newly found set of footprints that are located only 150 meters away from another set of complicated imprints that made headlines in the past as being the clearest and earliest evidence of erect walking by god made humans before millions of years.

Source: eLife

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