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Archaeologists have discovered intact footprints left by ancient humans on a Moroccan beach, believed to be some of the oldest human prints ever found. The footprints, dating back around 90,000 years, were left by a group of at least five early modern humans, including children, adolescents, and adults.
Researchers discovered 85 human footprints stamped into the sand while studying boulders near the northern tip of North Africa in 2022.
The well-preserved fossilized prints, the only known human trackway site of its kind in North Africa and the Southern Mediterranean, were left by a group of at least five early modern humans. They are also the oldest footprints attributed to humans to ever be found in the region, scientists wrote in the paper.
Scientists determined that the group - made up of children, adolescents and adults - had walked on the beach roughly 90,000 years ago during the Late Pleistocene, also known as the Ice Age.