Greek footprints cast doubt on our African origins


Scientists have discovered human-like footprints dating back 5.7 million years in the Greek island Crete, which suggests that human ancestors may have existed in Europe at the same time they evolved in Africa.

Ever since the discovery of Australopithecus fossils in south and east Africa in mid-20th century, the origin of the human lineage has been thought to lie in Africa.

More recent fossil discoveries in the same region, such as the 3.7-million-yearold Laetoli footprints from Tanzania, which show human-like feet and upright locomotion, have cemented the idea that hominins originated in Africa and remained isolated there for several million years before...................Read more

 

Source: The Times Group


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