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Laetoli footprints



At the Hunterian Museum we have a cast of the footprints from Laetoli. 
They definately are hominid.  The interesting thing is that the hominids
that produced the footprints stood fully erect rather than bow-legged
like most other apes.  The footprints were made by an adult male with a
female stepping into his footprints and a young child trying to keep up
beside them.  These features are thought to be very advanced for 5MY old
hominids. 

Neil Clark
Hunterian Museum
gxha14@udcf.gla.ac.uk