Ancient Footprints In Kenya May Show A Homo Erectus Hunting Party

April 22, 2015 10:12 AM

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Ancient Footprints In Kenya May Show A Homo Erectus Hunting Party

At some point, our earliest ancestors stopped relying solely on foraging and scavenging and started to hunt, learning to stalk and kill their food. Prehistoric footprints found in Kenya may help pinpoint the moment that transition took place.

The footprints, found along a lake, were left behind by several of our Homo erectus ancestors roughly 1.5 million years ago and were first described in a 2009 study. Researchers determined that our forefathers walked much like humans do today.

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