The archaeological sites of the ancient Roman Empire constitute without rival the most prolific array of ancient architecture and artifacts that can be attributed to any single civilization or culture. Its remains pockmark the Old World landscape from North Africa and Egypt to Hadrian’s Wall in Britain. The artifacts populate museums the world over.
But comparatively rarely does one find the preserved footprint of an ancient Roman citizen.
That is why excavators and archaeologists got excited when, while digging at the site of Hippos-Sussita (an ancient Hellenistic-Roman site just east of the Sea of Galilee in Israel), they came across what appeared to be imprints of the soles of Roman soldiers’ footwear within the remains of a Roman defensive bastion structure. Read more.
Human footprints found on B.C. shoreline may be 13,000 years old
VICTORIA – Human footprints found embedded below the shoreline of a remote British Columbia island could be the oldest ever discovered in North America.
Researchers believe the fossilized footprints found on Calvert Island in Queen Charlotte Sound on B.C.’s Central Coast are over 13,000 years old, more than 2,000 years older than human imprints found in Mexico. Archaeologist Duncan McLaren says the footprints are being tested for their age but charcoal found above the impressions was radiocarbon dated at 13,200 years old.
McLaren says about a dozen human footprints were found embedded and preserved in clay excavated below the high tide line on the island, an area that has seen little change despite ice ages and sea level shifts elsewhere. Read more.
Evidence of what could be the oldest family camping trip in North America has been discovered below the shoreline of a remote British Columbia island.
Fossilized human footprints believed to be of a man, woman and child and estimated to be more than 13,000 years old were discovered at Calvert Island, which is located on B.C.’s central coast and is accessible only by boat or float plane.
Remnants of an ancient campfire were found nearby.
Archeologist Duncan McLaren said radiocarbon dating indicates the charcoal materials are 13,200 years old, and he is preparing to duplicate those tests to confirm the results.
“We’re very excited about it,” he said.
Fossilized human footprints, especially footprints more than 10,000 years old are rare. McLaren said the oldest human footprints in the Americas are 14,500 years old and were found at a site at Chile’s Monte Verde.
3- Honra tu camino. Fue tu elección, fue decisión tuya, y en la misma medida en que tú respetas el suelo que pisas, este mismo suelo respetará tus pies. Haz siempre lo más adecuado para conservar y mantener tu camino, y él hará lo mismo por ti.
3-Honor your path. Your choice was your decision, and as much as you respect the ground you step on, that ground will respect your feet. Always do what is best to conserve and keep your path and it will do the same for you.