Saturday, January 25, 2020
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Footprint in Chile is oldest in the Americas


Posted on Monday, 29 April, 2019 | Comment icon 3 comments

Chile is home to a rich array of fossils. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 XTSY
Scientists have discovered an ancient footprint in Chile that is thought to date back around 15,600 years.
Unearthed at the Pilauco excavation in the city of Osorno, the footprint is now believed to be the earliest known evidence of mankind's presence in the Americas.

It was first spotted in 2011 by archaeologists from the Austral University of Chile and it has taken an extensive research effort spanning several years to confirm its significance.
"There are other human footprints in the Americas but none has been dated as far back," geologist Mario Pino told the Osorno newspaper El Austral.

The individual who left the footprint was male, weighed around 155 pounds and belonged to the species Hominipes modernus - a relative of modern humans.



Source: Phys.org | Comments (3)

Tags: Chile, Footprint

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Harte on 30 April, 2019, 2:00
The reporter has confused the (controversial) classification of a trace fossil for the taxonomy of some supposed "human relative" ( Hominipes modernus ) The classification given is not the name of a species. It's the classification for a footprint left by Homo Sapiens. Human beings left these prints 15-16 KYA. Harte
Comment icon #2 Posted by Piney on 30 April, 2019, 3:14
So you don't think it came from Homo Moccasinus ? 
Comment icon #3 Posted by Harte on 4 May, 2019, 11:26
For the curious, I provide a sample from Homo Moccasinus: Harte


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6644019
277344
183462

 
Space Force logo looks like it's from Star Trek
1-25-2020
President Donald Trump has revealed the official logo for the US Space Force - and it looks somewhat familiar...
Man behind exotic US Navy patents speaks out
1-25-2020
The engineer responsible for various exotic 'UFO tech' patents has spoken to the media for the first time.
Astronauts create first ever food baked in space
1-24-2020
In a first-of-its-kind experiment, the astronauts aboard the ISS have baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies.
Doomsday Clock is now seconds from midnight
1-24-2020
According to the latest movement of the symbolic clock, the state of our world has gone from bad to worse.
Stories & Experiences
Dog and Jamaican statue
1-10-2020 | Canada
 
 
Life changing experience
12-19-2019 | Australia
 
Unexplained smoke or fog
12-19-2019 | West Texas, USA
 
He came in the night
12-19-2019 | CA
 
My reptilian encounter
11-24-2019 | Ireland and Australia
 
The day I found out I am immortal
11-24-2019 | Hialeah
 
Recent activity in my home
11-24-2019 | Kansas City, MO USA
 
The houndsman
10-26-2019 | Michigan, USA
 
Birthday balloon
10-26-2019 | Usa
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2020
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ