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Digs & Discoveries Nov 01, 2011

Australopithecus' Best Foot Forward

A composite made from the ancient prints (top) was used to model the forces exerted when the foot struck the ground (bottom left). Comparison with the forces exerted by a modern human foot (bottom right) showed that the Laetoli prints were made by anatomically modern feet.

Digs & Discoveries Nov 01, 2011

Australopithecus' Best Foot Forward

A composite made from the ancient prints (top) was used to model the forces exerted when the foot struck the ground (bottom left). Comparison with the forces exerted by a modern human foot (bottom right) showed that the Laetoli prints were made by anatomically modern feet.

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