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Ancient Footprints off Canada Coast: Family Record 13,000 Years Old | High Sierra Backpacker

Ancient Footprints off Canada Coast: Family Record 13,000 Years Old

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 17 January 2020


April 23
Ancient Laetoli Footprints Reveal "Modern-Style" Bi-pedular Apes


Original Research

Ancient Footprints off Canada Coast

Early American Footprints

13,000-year Old Human Footprints Found Off Canada's Pacific Coast
13,000-year Old Human Footprints Found Off Canada's Pacific Coast, Duncan McLaren, PLOS.
Photograph of track #17 beside digitally-enhanced image of same feature using the DStretch plugin for ImageJ. Note the toe impressions and arch indicating that this is a right footprint. Duncan McLaren, PLOS.

Family Record 13,000 Years Old

13,000-year-old human footprints found off Canada's Pacific coast,
PLOS, March 28, 2018.

"...research suggests that, during the last ice age (which ended around 11,700 years ago), humans moved into the Americas from Asia across what was then a land bridge to North America, eventually reaching what is now the west coast of British Columbia..."

"...uncovered 29 human footprints of at least three different sizes in these sediments, which radiocarbon dating estimated to be around 13,000 years old. Measurements and digital photographic analyses revealed that the footprints probably belonged to two adults and a child, all barefoot."

"...supporting the hypothesis that humans used a coastal route to move from Asia to North America during the last ice age. The authors suggest that further excavations with more advanced methods are likely to uncover more human footprints in the area and would help to piece together the patterns of early human settlement on the coast of North America."





Early Human Footprints

An In-Depth Analysis of the 3.7 Million Year Old Laetoli Footprints Cited Below

Evidence that Human-like Walking Mechanics Evolved Before the Genus Homo
Evidence that Human-like Walking Mechanics Evolved Before the Genus Homo, by David Raichlen, University of Arizona.
Footprints from (A) a modern human walking normally, (B) a modern human walking with a stooped posture known as the "bent knees, bent hip," or BKBH, posture, and (C) 3.6 million-year-old hominin footprints found in Laetoli, Tanzania. The team's analysis suggests ancient hominins probably walked in a way that is very similar to modern humans, by David Raichlen, University of Arizona.

Running towards in-Humanity

Laetoli Footprint Analysis Reveals Deadly Bipedular Mobile Pre-Human Monkeys

Human-like walking mechanics evolved before the genus Homo,
Experimental Biology 2018, April 22, 2018.

"A close examination of 3.6 million year old hominin footprints discovered in Laetoli, Tanzania suggests our ancestors evolved the hallmark trait of extended leg, human-like bipedalism substantially earlier than previously thought."

3.6 MYA
"By 3.6 million years ago, our data suggest that if you can account for differences in size, hominins were walking in a way that is very similar to living humans. While there may have been some nuanced differences, in general, these hominins probably looked like us when they walked."

2.5 MYA
"The species that comprises modern humans, Homo sapiens sapiens, emerged roughly 200,000-300,000 years ago. The genus Homo is thought to have emerged about 2-2.5 million years ago."

"It is thought that hominins began walking on two legs around 7 million years ago, but based on the way other primates evolved, it is considered likely that these early ancestors retained a crouched, bent-legged walking posture for some time."

"Although the evidence is strong that hominins were walking upright by 3.6 million years ago, the exact stage when the locomotion of our ancestors diverged from that of modern-day apes remains unknown." 




Early & Earlier Footprints

This is the Research Note for the Gait Analysis Above

Laetoli 3.7 Million Year Old Footprints,
Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History.



5.7 MYA Footprints from Crete

Ancient 5.7 Million Year Old Footprint, The Trachilos Footprints, Found in Crete, detail
Ancient Trachilos Footprints, Crete, detail, Andrzej Boczarowski, Upsalla U.
The footprints are approximately 5.7 million years old and were made in Crete at a time when previous research puts our ancestors in Africa - with ape-like feet. Andrzej Boczarowski, Upsalla U.



Jan 2018
The, "Out of India," Theory of Human Distribution
New View of Human Distribution


Jan 2020
New View Emerging of
When, Where, & How We Humans Spread Globally



 Early American Footprints

New Views of North American Settlement

late Pleistocene, 13,000 year old skeleton in Mexico


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April 26, 2017:
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Date is a whopping 115,000 years earlier than previous findings of humans in the Americas.
Ars Technica, April 26, 2017.


This Page Published March 30, Posted April 19, Updated April 23, 2017.
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