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Mysterious fossil footprints may cast doubt on human evolution timeline - New Atlas

We share plenty of features with apes, but the shape of our feet isn't one of them. So that makes the discovery of human-like footprints dating back 5.7 million years – a time when our ancestors were thought to still be getting around on ape-like feet ...and more »

Footprint find on Crete may push back date humans began to walk upright - NEWS.com.au

HUMAN-like footprints have been found stamped into an ancient sea shore fossilised beneath the Mediterranean island of Crete. They shouldn't be there. Testing puts the rock's age at 5.7 million years. That's a time when palaeontologists believe our ...and more »

Our controversial footprint discovery suggests human-like creatures may have roamed Crete nearly 6m years ago - The Conversation UK

The human foot is distinctive. Our five toes lack claws, we normally present the sole of our foot flat to the ground, and our first and second toes are longer than the smaller ones. In comparison to our fellow primates, our big toes are in line with ...and more »

Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution - Phys.Org

Newly discovered human-like footprints from Crete may put the established narrative of early human evolution to the test. The footprints are approximately 5.7 million years old and were made at a time when previous research puts our ancestors in Africa ...and more »

Ancient footprints complicate story of human evolution - UPI.com

Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Researchers have found 5.7 million-year-old, human-like footprints in Crete, complicating the story of human evolution. A significant body of paleontological evidence suggests early humans diverged from their ape ancestors in Africa. A ...and more »

Newly found 5.7 million-year-old human footprints fossil may challenge history of human evolution - International Business Times UK

Human-like fossil footprints, recently discovered in Crete, could challenge the current theories of human evolution. Although previous research suggests that our ancestors originated in Africa, the discovery of this new 5.7 million-year-old fossil ...and more »