Coastal erosion at Happisburgh, Norfolk. More than 40 meters of land was lost between 1998 and 2007.

Coastal erosion at Happisburgh, Norfolk. More than 40 meters of land was lost between 1998 and 2007.

Scientists have discovered the earliest evidence of human footprints outside of Africa, on the Norfolk coast in the east of England.  The footprints are more than 800,000 years old and were found on the shores of Happisburgh.

Earliest footprints outside Africa discovered in Norfolk

Scientists have discovered the earliest evidence of human footprints outside of Africa, on the Norfolk coast in the east of England. The footprints are more than 800,000 years old and were found on the shores of Happisburgh.

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The spring tides have taken off its hat, or more correctly its shoes.

Coastal Erosion, Happisburgh, Norfolk

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happisburgh footprints  | Happisburgh footprints. Photograph by Martin Bates

happisburgh footprints | Happisburgh footprints. Photograph by Martin Bates


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The earliest human footprints outside of Africa have been uncovered, on the English coast, by a team of scientists led by Queen Mary University of London, the British Museum and the Natural History Museum.    Up to five people left the series of footprints in mud on the bank of an ancient river estuary over 800,000 years ago at Happisburgh in northeast Norfolk.

Europe's oldest footprints uncovered on English coast

The earliest human footprints outside of Africa have been uncovered, on the English coast, by a team of scientists led by Queen Mary University of London, the British Museum and the Natural History Museum. Up to five people left the series of footprints in mud on the bank of an ancient river estuary over 800,000 years ago at Happisburgh in northeast Norfolk.

Happisburgh Lighthouse, Norfolk

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The beach at Happisburgh (pronounced Haze-Bruh).

The beach at Happisburgh (pronounced Haze-Bruh).

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800,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Discovered in UK Feb 7, 2014 by Sci-News.com Archaeologists today announced the discovery of a series of footprints left by a group of adults and children about 800,000 years ago. The prints were first discovered and recorded on the foreshore at Happisburgh in Norfolk, England, in May 2013.

800,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Discovered in UK Feb 7, 2014 by Sci-News.com Archaeologists today announced the discovery of a series of footprints left by a group of adults and children about 800,000 years ago. The prints were first discovered and recorded on the foreshore at Happisburgh in Norfolk, England, in May 2013.

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Dating refined for Atapuerca site where Homo antecessor appeared -- ScienceDaily

Dating refined for Atapuerca site where Homo antecessor appeared -- ScienceDaily

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