2012: Human Footprints Dating Back up to 25,000 Years Found in Mexico

MEXICO CITY – National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, specialists have discovered five human footprints in northern Mexico’s Sierra Tarahumara that could be between 4,500 and 23,000 years old, officials said. The find took place in the northern state of Chihuahua after a local resident notified the authorities about the imprints, which were probably left by some of the first humans to populate that region of northern Mexico. INAH said in a communique that these are “the first human footprints to be found” in Chihuahua and that if their antiquity is verified, “they will be added to the few footprints left by the earliest inhabitants of the American continent that are preserved in Mexico.” To date in Mexico, footprints have been found in the municipality of Cuatro Cienegas in Coahuila state and on a ranch in the state of Sonora. Two of the footprints correspond to the two […] Read More