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Fossil Footprints of Early Human Ancestor Stolen

 from Crete By Tasos Kokkinidis,Sept. 14, 2017



Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils

Ekathimerini News, September 15, 2015



The footprints are discussed in:


Fossil footprints challenge established theories of

human evolution, PhysOrg, Uppsala University,

August 31, 2017, (Has overall picture of trackways.)



5.7-Million-Year-Old Human Footprints Found in

Crete, Greece, Greek Reporter, September 2, 2017.



Controversial footprint discovery suggests human-like

creatures may have roamed Crete nearly 6m years

ago by Matthew Robert Bennett And Per Ahlberg,

The Conversation, September 1, 2017



The paper about these footprints is:


Gierliński, G.D., Niedźwiedzki, G., Lockley, M.G.,

Athanassiou, A., Fassoulas, C., Dubicka, Z.,

Boczarowski, A., Bennett, M.R. and Ahlberg, P.E.,

2017. Possible hominin footprints from the late

Miocene (c. 5.7 Ma) of Crete?. Proceedings of the

Geologists' Association.



PDF file at http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29687/




Paul H.

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Very interesting, this is one of my favorite subjects. Good to see that paleoanthropological research is happening more vigorously in the area.

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Actually...I'm even more glad that they appear to have CAUGHT the rat that STOLE them!  People like that give ALL of us a bad name!



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