Footprints from dawn of modern humans found
Press Release  Map WASHINGTON—A trail of fossilized footprints left more than 100,000 years ago by an anatomically modern human has been found on the shore of a South African lagoon. The fossils, found in a sand-dune-turned-rock dated at 117,000 years ago, are the oldest known footprints of an anatomically modern human.
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who  Lee Berger, paleoanthropologist, Johannesburg, South Africa
David Roberts, geologist, Cape Town, South Africa
   
when  August 14 at 11 a.m. ET
   
Contacts  Listen to the audio. (You’ll need RealAudio.™)
   
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