Paleontologists world over were stunned at the glance of the oldest human remains ever found. They have discovered prints made by individuals scrambling down the soils of an active volcano about 3, 50,000 years ago.
Italian scientists identified three specifically detailed separate fossilized track ways on these slopes. They state that the people who made them walked on two feet, occasionally using their hands to balance themselves on a complicated decline. “They're the oldest footprints to be found of the genus Homo, the group that we belong to.”, commented the researchers.
The prints were discovered in the western fringe of the Roccamonfina, the volcanic complex, Italy, dated between 385,000 and 325,000 years ago.
The remains suggests: Around 1.5 million years ago, our ancestors walked upright, just as we do today. The prints are known to be the oldest human finds on Earth! The similarities between us and our ancestors are surreal.
One set of footprints went downhill in a zig-zag manner, while another showed that the person didn't run but walked normally.
Infrequent handprints are also visible, symptomatic that the hands were used for steadying the person during the steep decline, but otherwise each one walked upright.
On one particular way, the footprints formulate two sharp turns, apparently made in order to bargain the decline easier.