Australopithecus afarensis: Laetoli footprints

Dublin Core

Title

Australopithecus afarensis: Laetoli footprints

Fossil Item Type Metadata

Discoverer(s)

Mary Leakey

Type Specimen

LH 4

Specimen Name/Nickname

Laetoli footprints

Location (Country)

Laetoli

Site (Name)

Tanzania

Discovery Date

1979

Specimen/Species Time Range

3.6 mya

Dating Method

potassium- argon absolute dating

Specimen Data (Morphology)

These footprints had an in line big toe. Complete with modern day features of a toe off, heel strike, and arches; unlike flat footed quadrupeds.

Files

footprints.jpeg
Date Added
April 17, 2017
Item Type
Fossil
Citation
“Australopithecus afarensis:Laetoli footprints,” Hominid Fossil Repository, accessed September 21, 2019, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/hominidfossils/items/show/84.