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Re: Laetoli footprints



> 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. 

No, They have no idea what the sex of the hominds were. All they know is
one pair is big, one smaller, and one smallest. It could be an adult
female, younger female and a child, or an adult male with children, or any
other combos. 

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