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Footprint find on Crete may push back date humans began to walk upright

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posted on Sep, 1 2017 @ 07:08 PM
The title caught my attention as the find was located on Crete. The article is well worth a read for those who like this sort of stuff.

HUMAN-like footprints have been found stamped into an ancient sea shore fossilised beneath the Mediterranean island of Crete.

They shouldn’t be there.

Testing puts the rock’s age at 5.7 million years.

That’s a time when palaeontologists believe our human ancestors had only apelike feet.

And they lived in Africa.

But a study into the Trachilos, western Crete, prints determines them to feature prominent human features and an upright stance.

And that’s significant as the human foot has a unique shape. It combines a long sole, five short toes, no claws — and a big toe.

In comparison, the foot of a Great Ape look much more like a human hand.

And that step in evolution wasn’t believed to have taken place until some 4 million years ago. d2a45c5cc9d79297d

Put simply, the study argues there was another — previously unidentified — human-like creature walking the Earth long before we believed it was possible.

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posted on Sep, 1 2017 @ 07:20 PM
a reply to: 727Sky

Love her or hate her Blavatsky told us this in the 5th book of the secret doctrine...the one few of us have access to...but well alluded to in 1st thru 4th openly published works.

Steiner, Tibetans, many more occult references stated this as fact. I simply accept it as a working hypothesis.

Great find

posted on Sep, 1 2017 @ 07:26 PM
Punkinworks beat you to this ... a few threads back... and yeah, neat find.

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posted on Sep, 1 2017 @ 07:29 PM
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