Human-like creatures may have roamed Crete 5.8 million years ago

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Laetoli Footprints. The new remains in Crete predate the Laetoli Footprints by 1.9 million years.

Scientists have found footprints on Trachilos in Western Crete which show human-like characteristics.

The findings, published in the Proceedings of the Geologists Association, found the footprints dated approximately 5.7 million years ago making them one of the oldest possible Hominid finds in recent history.

The authors present two possible explanations for the footprints found at Trachilos arguing that the footprints may indeed be a member of our species or may be from a previously unrecognized primate.

 

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