PHYS.ORG Oldest human footprint found in Chile


  • Scientists in Chile has recently found oldest single footprint at the paleo-archaeological site Pilauco (Osorno, Chile).


  • It is a single footprint, discovered in Chile, dates back 15,600 years. Researchers claimed that fossil can reveal new findings about human colonisation of Patagonia.
  • New discoveries were published in the latest edition of the peer-reviewed scientific journal PLOS One.
  • It was originally excavated in year 2010, after long research researchers have now ruled out animals and have confirmed that it belongs to a male adult human.
  • The footprint was found at the Pilauco excavation site in the city of Osorno in south-central Chile where scientists have been digging since 2007.
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