Tuesday, August 21, 2007

More on Siwa footprint

Reuters UK

This short piece adds the information that current estimates of the footprint's date are based on the age of the rock where the footprint was found, which had once been mud and that scientists are applying carbon tests to preserved plants found within the rock to determine its exact age.
Khaled Saad, the director of prehistory at the council, said that based on , it could date back even further than the renowned 3-million year-old fossil Lucy, the partial skeleton of an ape-man, found in Ethiopia in 1974.

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