Footprints of a Pleistocene hominid in northern Kenya

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We report here that in 1978, while studying Koobi Fora Formation sedimentary environments and fossils in northern Kenya, we discovered single footprints and trails of large vertebrates in a number of different strata. One of these trails is that of a bipedal hominid, the second known record of early hominid tracks in Africa, the other being that reported at Laetoli, Tanzania1.

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Behrensmeyer, A., Laporte, L. Footprints of a Pleistocene hominid in northern Kenya. Nature 289, 167–169 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1038/289167a0

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