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Re: Laetoli footprints
From: Neil Clark <email@example.com>
> At the Hunterian Museum we have a cast of the footprints from Laetoli.
> They definately are hominid.
Oh, I agree, that seems to be the case.
I just mentioned the alternative, because bear tracks *are*
similar to human tracks, and have been known to fool people.
In this case the details of the prints rule out bears.
> 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
Quite - the reason for the fame of these tracks is more for their
modern aspect at such a (relatively) great age then for the simple
fact of ther being hominid footprints.
The peace of God be with you.