5000-Year-Old Human Footprints Shed Light on Stone Age

November 14, 2014 4:50 PM

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Archaeologists in Denmark have discovered two pairs of 5,000-year-old human footprints, the first of their kind to be unearthed in the region, helping to shed light on coastal peoples from the Stone Age, according to new research.

"This is really quite extraordinary, finding footprints from humans," Terje Stafseth, an archaeologist at the Museum Lolland-Falster who helped excavate the prints, said in a statement. "Normally, what we find is their rubbish in the form of tools and pottery, but here, we suddenly have a completely...

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