October 6, 2008

Oldest Footprints on Earth Found in USA!

Posted in Prehistoric America tagged , , , , at 2:03 am by Kendal

NEVADA, USA.  As we find many footprints being left in vegas today it was never thought that we would discover the oldest foot prints on earth. Read News Article Below.

“The oldest-known tracks of a creature apparently using legs have been discovered in rock dated to 570 million years ago in what was once a shallow sea in Nevada.

Scientists think land beasts evolved from ancient creatures that left the sea and evolved lungs and legs. If the new finding is real – the discoverer says will fuel skepticism – it pushes the advent of walking back 30 million years earlier than any previous solid finding.

The aquatic creature left its “footprints” as two parallel rows of small dots, each about 2 millimeters in diameter. Scientists said today that the animal must have stepped lightly onto the soft marine sediment, because its legs only pressed shallow pinpoints into that long-ago sea bed.”

(To read complete news article click here) 

Very interesting article that is worth a look.

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