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Controversy over 40,000 year-old footprints

Posted on Thursday, 27 April, 2006 | Comment icon 3 comments

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"Are the footprints of surprisingly ancient Americans preserved in 40,000-year-old volcanic ash in southern Mexico? In December, an article in the journal Science cast a cloud of doubt over that claim."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by aquatus1 on 27 April, 2006, 17:35
Sounds pretty cool. Unfortunately, metamorphic rock is so damn tricky to date.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Darkwind on 27 April, 2006, 19:20
True, more research must be done. ." Gonzalez told the Mammoth Trumpet that the only way to fully answer the critics would be "to excavate an area where there has been no quarry activity and uncover more footprints. We will do this as soon as we can." Sounds like fun wish I could be there.
Comment icon #3 Posted by cyrus11 on 30 April, 2006, 23:55
hmmm could be footprints made by aliens who visited north america?? that would also explain so many other ancient human-like footprints along side dinosaur footprints, which the creationist nut jobs claimed as the absolute proof that earth is only 6 thousand years old..

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