Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Buzz
1-min read

Oldest Human Footprint Dating Back Over 15,000 Years Found in Chile

The footprint was found in 2010 at a paleo-archaeological site in the city of Osorno in the southern part of the country, at the edge of a town home development, but took scientists years to confirm the age of the fossil through carbon dating.

IANS

Updated:April 30, 2019, 4:20 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Oldest Human Footprint Dating Back Over 15,000 Years Found in Chile
Image Credits: News18 Telugu.

A team of scientists in Chile have said that they found a human footprint that dates back more than 15,000 years, the oldest one ever found in the Americas, the media reported on Tuesday.

The discovery challenges the previous timeline and map of human migration into South America.

Most available evidence held that humans did not reach the Patagonia region at the southern tip of South America until 12,000 years ago, Karen Moreno, one of the co-authors of the research, toldCNN.

The scientists believe the trace fossil is an impression of the bare right foot of an adult human, Moreno said.

The research was published last week in the scientific journal PLOS-ONE.

The footprint was found in 2010 at a paleo-archaeological site in the city of Osorno in the southern part of the country, at the edge of a town home development.

But it took years for scientists to confirm the age of the fossil through carbon dating.

A new wave of research has been ongoing on Osorno since 1986 and scientists have uncovered the remains of large animals, ranging from mastodons to horses to a paleo-llama, a larger species of llama that is now extinct.

Human footprints as old as 3.6 million years old have been found in Laetoli, Tanzania.

In 1978 scientists discovered a trail of footprints made there, where three early humans are believed to have trod through wet volcanic ash.

Last year, scientists found a footprint trail in British Columbia dating to 13,000 years ago.

But they were much younger and much closer to the Bering Strait than this new announcement in Patagonia.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results