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Crete Footprints Are 6 Million Years Old According to New Evidence

In 2002, researchers who had discovered hominid footprints on the Greek island of Crete discovered they were made an incredible 5.7 million years ago. Now, they say, they are putting back the date even further, making it almost certain...

The Ten Most Fascinating Discoveries About Human Ancestors in 2021

The ten most fascinating things discovered about our human ancestors were not difficult to decide this past year, which was a banner year in the field of research into human history. From North America through Europe and Asia, scientists who...

Strangest Archaeological Finds of 2021 Include Athenian Curse Jar

The strangest archaeological finds of 2021 -- during yet another strange year for humanity -- cast their spells on the world this past twelve months. From a "curse jar" found in Athens containing the bones of a dismembered chicken to...

Hominid Footprints on Crete Could Change Evolutionary Theory For Good

The impressions had been made by hominids on Crete 5.6 million years ago, making them by far the oldest footprints ever discovered in Europe.

Fossil Footprints of Early Human Ancestor Stolen from Crete

A number of fossilised footprints believed to belong to an ancestor of modern humans have been stolen from Kissamos on Crete,authorities revealed on Thursday. Ten of some 40 footprints on the Kasteli site have been cut away and removed from...