Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rare Prehistoric Footprints Found In Mexico

Five footprints in stone "is one of the few impressions of the first inhabitants, the American continent is located in Mexico," Institute of Anthropology and History said in a statement.

The footprints were found in the remote mountains of the Sierra Tarahumara in Chihuahua state, the institute said.

Prints are three adults - one of which left impressions of both feet - and a child of about four years.

The ancient inhabitants probably lived in caves in Ahuatos valley, about 8 km from the town of Creel, the department said.

A local resident informed the researchers found.

"It took a lot of work to find them because they are not easily identifiable," says anthropologist Jose Concepcion Jimenez.

Although no other footprints were found, the experts found near the remains of primitive camps comes from the Pleistocene era (1.8 million to 10,000 years), a statement.

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