Posts Tagged ‘footprints’

  • Ancient footprints discovered in Bursa

    on Sep 2, 14 • in Archaeology, Excavation, Neolithic, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Ancient footprints discovered in Bursa

    Footprints dating back to the Neolithic period (6,400 B.C.) have been discovered during excavations in Barçın tumulus in the northwestern province of Bursa’s Yenişehir district. Koç University academic, Rana Özbal, said works had been continuing in Barçın tumulus since 2007 under the coordination of the Culture and Tourism Ministry and the Dutch Research Institute. She said the oldest settlement in the region dated back to 8,600 B.C., adding, “The houses in tumulus are semidetached. In one of the houses, we have found a pair of footprints and now we are searching for how they appeared.”

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  • Romanian cave holds some of the oldest human footprints

    on Jul 22, 14 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, News, Paleolithic, Prehistory, Romania • with Comments Off on Romanian cave holds some of the oldest human footprints

    Preserved Stone Age impressions were made about 20,000 years earlier than thought Human footprints found in Romania’s Ciur-Izbuc Cave represent the oldest such impressions in Europe, and perhaps the world, researchers say. About 400 footprints were first discovered in the cave in 1965. Scientists initially attributed the impressions to a man, woman and child who lived 10,000 to 15,000 years ago. But radiocarbon measurements of two cave bear bones excavated just below the footprints now indicate that Homo sapiens made these tracks around 36,500 years ago, say anthropologist David Webb of Kutztown University in Pennsylvania

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