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possible footprints from a young girl

GIRL INTERRUPTED  African trackers concluded that this set of ancient footprints in a French cave came from a 12-year-old girl who left an uneven number of left and right foot impressions. A dotted box marks a complete pair of footprints. 


PAST JOURNEYS  This ocher-covered skull, found in southwestern Russia, comes from a member of the Bronze Age’s Yamnaya culture. A new genetic study reveals that this culture spread far and wide across Eurasia. 

Omo I skull

ADAM OR EVE  The new miniseries First Peoples tells the story of how humans emerged in Africa and went on to colonize the rest of the world. Found in Ethiopia, this roughly 195,000-year-old skull known as Omo I is the oldest known Homo sapiens fossil.

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