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Fossil Footprints of Early Human Ancestor Stolen

 from Crete By Tasos Kokkinidis,Sept. 14, 2017

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/09/14/fossil-footprints-of-early-human-ancestor-stolen-from-crete/

 

Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils

Ekathimerini News, September 15, 2015

http://www.ekathimerini.com/221719/article/ekathimerini/news/man-charged-with-antiquities-theft-over-fossils

 

The footprints are discussed in:

 

Fossil footprints challenge established theories of

human evolution, PhysOrg, Uppsala University,

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

https://phys.org/news/2017-08-fossil-footprints-theories-human-evolution.html

 

5.7-Million-Year-Old Human Footprints Found in

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

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/09/02/5-7-million-year-old-human-footprints-found-in-crete-greece/

 

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

https://phys.org/news/2017-09-controversial-footprint-discovery-human-like-creatures.html

 

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.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001678781730113X

 

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

 

Yours,

 

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!

 

-Joe

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