Evolutionary Implications of Pliocene Hominid Footprints

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Science  11 Apr 1980:
Vol. 208, Issue 4440, pp. 175-176
DOI: 10.1126/science.208.4440.175


Hominid footprints discovered at the Pliocene (3.6 to 3.8 million years ago) site of Laetoli in northern Tanzania represent the earliest evidence of bipedalism in human evolution. This new evidence emphasizes the mosaic pattern of human evolution.

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