120,000-year-old human footprints found in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia: In an amazing discovery 120,000-year-old human footprints were found in Saudi Arabia.
These footprints offer evidence of how old the arab civilization is. Sceintists believe that the prints are from the era when first humans got out of Africa and travelled towards middle east and eurasia.
According to reports, these footprints are found in the Nefud Desert in Saudi Arabia, and this place was a lake before that. Humans may have paused for a drink of fresh water or to track herds of elephants, wild asses, and camels that were trampling the mudflats. Within hours of passing through, the humans’ and animals’ footprints dried out and eventually fossilized.
“These are the first genuine human footprints of Arabia,” says archaeologist and team leader Michael Petraglia of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History about 120,000-year-old human footprints.