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Ancient human footprints in Saudi Arabia give glimpse of Arabian ecology 120000 years ago: New archaeological research presents the oldest securely dated evidence for humans in Arabia

Using high resolution paleoecological information obtained from fossilized footprints, a new study presents ~120 thousand-year-old human and animal footprints from an ancient lake bed in northern Arabia. These findings represent the earliest evidence for humans in this part of the world and show that human and animal movements and landscape use were closely linked.

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