Sometimes storms uncover interesting things. A storm uncovered some footprints along a Norfolk beach in England. This wouldn't be too odd, except these footprints are more than 800,000 years old. That's ancient enough to earn them the distinction of being the oldest footprints found outside of Africa.
You can't just dust for footprints, so researchers had to use their knowledge of the area's sediments to date the markings. Archaeologists from the British Museum and Trinity St David's University accidentally stumbled on the footprints during a geophysics survey of the shore last May.… Read more