Guide to Patagonia's Monsters & Mysterious beings

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Hominin footprints from Crete... 5.7 Million years ago

New discoveries every day. A few months ago the paper on Graecopithecus freybergi hinted at a hominin living in the Balkans 7.2 Million years ago:

Fuss J, Spassov N, Begun DR, Böhme M (2017) Potential hominin affinities of Graecopithecus from the Late Miocene of Europe. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177127.

Today I came across this article:

Gerard D. Gierliński et al. Possible hominin footprints from the late Miocene (c. 5.7 Ma) of Crete? Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, published online August 31, 2017; doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2017.07.006

Amazingly, footprints of an ancient hominin were found in Crete and they are 5.7 Million years old, so here we have Balkans and Crete and hominins in two separate papers... were we from Africa?

The Footprints from Crete. Gerard D. Gierliński et al

Notice the compact foot with even sized toes, a human-like big toe and a heel! This is no chimp-like ape, this is a bipedal hominin walking along a beach in Crete! Maybe related to the Graecopithecus?. Was there an into-Africa event from Europe?

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