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Paleontology: These feet were made for walking

  1. William L Jungers  Is a corresponding author
  1. Stony Brook University School of Medicine, United States
  2. Association Vahatra, Madagascar
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Cite this article as: eLife 2016;5:e22886 doi: 10.7554/eLife.22886
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Footprints from an early hominin have been unearthed at a new site in Laetoli, Tanzania.

These four footprints shown are thought to have been left by an Australopithecus afarensis around 3.66 million years ago, in the Pliocene Epoch. Masao et al. estimate that the individual who left these footprints in the wet volcanic ash was likely taller and heavier than those that left the prints previously discovered at Laetoli.

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