Unearthing New Mexico's Fossilized Footprints

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According to radiocarbon dating, the fossilized footprints in New Mexico were made approximately how many years ago?

21,000 to 23,000 years ago

Where were the fossilized footprints discovered?

White Sands National Park

What did the discovery of the fossilized footprints potentially rewrite?

The history of human migration

How many dated prints were discovered in the Tularosa Basin?

61

During what time period were the footprints made?

During the last ice age

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Fossilized Footprints in New Mexico

  • The fossilized footprints in New Mexico are approximately 23,000 years old, according to radiocarbon dating.
  • The fossilized footprints were discovered in the Tularosa Basin in New Mexico.
  • The discovery of the fossilized footprints potentially rewrites the history of human migration to the Americas.
  • A total of 10 dated prints were discovered in the Tularosa Basin.
  • The footprints were made during the last ice age, a time period characterized by glacial expansion.

Test your knowledge on the groundbreaking discovery of fossilized footprints in New Mexico and the new research that supports its significance. Explore the latest in archaeology and uncover the mysteries of our human story.

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