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  1. leslie drew
    leslie drew at |

    These people are not extinct they are working our fields and living all over mexico and the u..s.

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    1. trooper1953
      trooper1953 at |

      Our lands? Those people? You mean the people who were robbed, enslaved and almost killed off by Europeans. Not excluding the people that Europeans enslaved and brought here . Now we have a mess of racism, insanity and a break down of moral fiber.

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      1. Jerry Joe
        Jerry Joe at |

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        You can’t imagine how boring you are.

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      2. Yttevya
        Yttevya at |

        Total agreement! My grandfathers lived on the Chesapeake and were among the rarest of all indigenous who actually were respected and became quite wealthy…same time frame as Pocahontas / Rebecca. However, the tribes in the regions were pushed and many were burned alive for land to grow our sacred ceremonial tobacco for profit t these invading Brits. The descendants fought against the Brits in the Revolutionary War, of course, although, I do not see how the newly named “Americans” have ever since taken ethical actions that stem from the inner source of Spirit. The DNA testing from my relatives and others in that region date back to 22,000 yrs or so, with a haplo group that points to some transatlantic crossings (one of which leads to an area of southern Russia). People have been traveling around on the seas from land mass to land mass for much longer than most believe. Evidence abounds.

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  2. mick
    mick at |

    This may seem silly but I’m curious, what size shoe are the footprints?

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    1. walt
      walt at |

      They didn’t wear shoes. As you can see from the prints.
      They may have worn covers in a size untumaca to them. LOL.

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  3. Oldest Human Footprints in North America Identified – Historica Graphica

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  4. deowll
    deowll at |

    They may be the oldest known but the odds against them being the oldest approximates certainty. Older walkways could easily show up at any time. As one researcher in Africa recently reported that after seeing some odd squiggles in soil layers and being told they were most likely tracks he and his staff found themselves excavating several layers of tracks by prehumans. I suspect that if someone was willing to do some research they could do the same here though I’m _not_ suggesting humans are that old in North America.

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  5. Rees Maxwell
    Rees Maxwell at |

    The oldest dated shoes were found in Oregon State, and are also dated to about 10,000 years ago. http://pages.uoregon.edu/connolly/FRsandals.htm

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  6. Oldest Human Footprints in North America Identi...

    […] A hunter-gatherer who trekked through a desert oasis a hundred centuries ago left the continent's most lasting impression: the oldest known human footprints in North America. There are only two of …  […]

  7. moriyah
    moriyah at |

    On the southern bank of the Ottawa River near Burritt’s Rapids is a single print around size 11. The rock appears to be granite. I saw it 40 years ago. It is very close to a bike/walk path and has surely been seen by thousands of people.
    What science takes to be remarkable is often quite common. Keep you eyes open and senses tuned. There are amazing things everywhere.

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  8. The Archaeological Conservancy
    The Archaeological Conservancy at |

    Great article! Someone on our facebook asked the following question: Where were the fossil footprints found in California?

    Do you happen to have any more information that we could pass along to him?
    Thanks!

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    1. Xiccarph
      Xiccarph at |

      A quick search showed some (54) ca 4300 year old prints by adults and children found along the Mojave R. around Victorville, CA, in the late 70′s. Don’t know if these still hold the oldest found in CA. UC-Riverside archeologists found these, so maybe a search at the UC-R website can yield more details.

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  9. Xiccarph
    Xiccarph at |

    10k years is old in the Western Hemisphere, but not everywhere else. Things like footprints are true treasures anywhere, as they are very hard to locate and difficult to recognize even if you expose them, especially in cross section. Older, and more of them, will be found. Western archeologists have long held the magic ca 12k BP as the near limit of humans in N or S America. In my years as an archeologist, I recall so many limits and rules of human habitation and movements, held solidly by scholars, yet many of them changed. I feel humans have been here many 10′s or even 100′s of thousands of years longer. Many sites have been found giving dates of 30, 40, 100k BP, which were just tossed out as intrusions, bad stratigraphic analysis, or poor dating techniques. I believe not all humans came here via the Bering land bridge, and not all from NE Asia/Siberia! We shall see, we shall see. Academia gives up its established theories very reluctantly, and archeology here has barely scratched the surface…

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  10. Wayne
    Wayne at |

    “They became extinct after the arrival of the Europeans.” However, they are probaly still around and may be here after the Euros have died off. I was in the Sonoran desert in 2000 AD and walking bare footed out of the desert came a man dressed only in a loin cloth and with a snake tatoo that would around his body from his foot to the top of his head. A local Mexican resident said the indio was from out of the desert where they live in the old ways. He said they come into town occassionally.

    At another very small village, I saw a dead bird of prey that had been ceremonianlly placed on the steps of the dilipidated cahtedral. It seemed as if the local shaman was having a spiritual war with the Catholics. Some large and very dark indians silentlystared at me fronm across the dirt plaza. It felt very creepy and so we, the only Euros for miles around, left.

    They, the indigenous, are not extinct.

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    1. Scott
      Scott at |

      Where in the Sonoran Desert did these events happen?

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  12. Randy Fry
    Randy Fry at |

    I am surprised Dr. Murray’s name has not been mentioned. He was a Christian pastor who used to have documentaries on satellite of visiting such sites in North America. Once he documented a dinosaur-like footprint that had a human finger (toe?) under it. I used to put all his documentaries on VHS tape.

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    1. Steve
      Steve at |

      Dr. Arlton Murray’s work has been thoroughly discredited

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      1. Randy Fry
        Randy Fry at |

        Nutz. Dr. Arnold Murry always documented with a camera crew, and worked with the author of “America B.C.” (Dr. Barry Fell?)

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  13. Oldest Human Footprints In North America Identified, Said To Date Back 10,500 Years (PHOTOS)

    […] the soft limestone of the Mexican desert have been identified as the oldest in North America. The prints, recently dated to about 10,500 years ago, were found during highway construction in northeastern Mexico in 1961. At the time, the section of rock containing the prints was taken to […]

  14. Oldest Human Footprints In North America Identified, Said To Date Back 10,500 Years (PHOTOS) | InfoCnxn.com

    […] the soft limestone of the Mexican desert have been identified as the oldest in North America. The prints, recently dated to about 10,500 years ago, were found during highway construction in northeastern Mexico in 1961. At the time, the section of rock containing the prints was taken to […]

  15. Oldest Human Footprints In North America Identified, Said To Date Back 10,500 Years (PHOTOS) | NewsCenterd

    […] the soft limestone of the Mexican desert have been identified as the oldest in North America. The prints, recently dated to about 10,500 years ago, were found during highway construction in northeastern Mexico in 1961. At the time, the section of rock containing the prints was taken to […]

  16. mike shea
    mike shea at |

    i think the foot prints are maps that are carved into the rock.

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  17. PHOTOS. Archéologie: La plus vieille empreinte de pied d'Amérique du Nord a près de 10.500 ans - Les Observateurs

    […] en 1961, lors de la construction d'une voie d'autoroute. À l'époque, le bloc rocheux avait été stocké par le Museo del Desierto de Saltillo, une ville située à 275 km de Cuatro Ciénegas, où a eu lieu la […]

  18. koda
    koda at |

    I have a problem with dating techniques. I do doubt their accuracy of dating methods.

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  19. DaveO
    DaveO at |

    “As the ancient nomadic hunter-gatherers needed to adapt to the increasingly hostile desert conditions …,”

    So, climate change is claimed in this article to have changed rapidly and a disadvantage to mankind in those earlier days. There must have been alot of campfires and flatulation to accomplish that, in accordance to Al Gore and follower’s beliefs on man-caused climate change/global warming..

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    1. doc
      doc at |

      Congratulations, you are the first to put a political spin on an article not about politics. You must be so proud.

      Please try to get your information from sources outside of Faux News and the DailyMail.

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  22. Big Mama Earth Learning Academy » Tracking tracks yields old, old story

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  23. Francisco Espirito-Santo
    Francisco Espirito-Santo at |

    I see that socalled “Native Americans” still keep ignoring the “KENNEWICK MAN”, obviously to continue profiting from the falacy called “First Nations”.

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    1. Yttevya
      Yttevya at |

      I do not see the sense in this comment. What do you mean?

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  24. Big Mama Earth Learning Academy » Tracking tracks yields old story

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  25. Newsworthy History : Life through the Lens of History

    […] Some researchers found some really old footprints in the Chihuahuan Desert.  Well, they were found in 1961 but have recently been accurately dated.  Anthropologists believe they came from a hunter-gatherer society living in what is now Northern Mexico.  For the complete article go HERE! […]

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