Click the link to read my recent article (Discover Magazine, Oct. 2014) about the 900,00 year old human (homo antecessor) footprints found by Chris Stringer’s research team in May of 2013. These are the oldest hominid footprints ever to have been found in Northern Europe. I interviewed Stringer (by Skype) at his office at London’s Natural History Museum. He is a highly respected paleoanthropologist, a founding theorist behind the well-known Recent African Origins view of human evolution and author of the wonderfully engaging book Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth. I had to condense a fascinating interview into just 400-500 words. Did my best to capture the miraculous good luck of these scientists in finding these footprints and being able to date them….
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