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Modern feet step back 1.5 million years

Footprints preserved at an African site suggest that the feet of a 1.5 million-year-old human ancestor looked much like those of people today

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2:10pm, February 26, 2009

Human ancestors created some remarkably lasting impressions on the eastern African landscape around 1.5 million years ago. Walking across a muddy patch of terrain near what’s now Ileret, Kenya, these ancient individuals left footprints that hardened and have now been excavated by a team of scientists.

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