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Old 02-28-09, 12:29 AM   #1
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What were you doing 1.5 million years ago?

Apparently, our ancestors were walking on feet that were almost identical to ours. Read about it here.

There it is. 1.5 million year old, ancestral human footprint.

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What was I doing 1.5 million years ago? A few angels I imagine.
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Definitely got that same big gap from big toe to 2nd toe that I have. Great for serving dinnner with my feet.
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I loved reading this story. Some of my students read about it too, and were excited to tell me about it. They know I love to talk about barefoot running, and the fact that our ancestors ran around barefoot for millions of years.

**** Erectus arguably had two main evolutionary advantages; intelligence, and upright running. The latter was a huge advantage, and humans are incredibly efficient as long-distance runners. The arch that shows in those footprints is something that no other species has evolved, and is an incredible piece of evolutionary engineering.

Cool beans that footprints like that lasted 1.5 million years!
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