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Sun Jan 24, 2016, 03:19 PM

Ancient footprints found at Tucson road construction site

TUCSON — A worker excavating the planned site of a bridge and new interstate connection on the city’s northwest side has unearthed an archaeological find that is believed to date back more than 2,500 years.

Dan Arnit of Innovative Excavating was working at the site of the planned Sunset Road connection to Silverbell Road just west of Interstate 10 when he came across something startling — prehistoric human footprints, possibly the oldest set found north of Mexico in the Southwest.

“I saw what looked like a heel,” he said.

Arnit found the footprints stamped into the mud of an ancient irrigated field, dried solid and covered with sediment some 2,500 to 3,000 years ago.

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/ancient-footprints-found-at-tucson-road-construction-site/article_05ee50ff-b19a-51b5-bbb2-33ac85d8275e.html

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Sun Jan 24, 2016, 03:31 PM

1. Thanks for postings this! Absolutely amazing! n/t

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Sun Jan 24, 2016, 05:11 PM

2. So THAT is where I left those footprints.

Been looking for them for years.
I hope they don't follow them to my secret field.

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sun Jan 24, 2016, 06:13 PM

3. Further excavation has revealed

Further excavation has revealed several sets of footprints, both of adults and children, and even of what researchers believe are those of a domesticated canine.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 03:32 PM

4. Wow

very cool!

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Sat Jan 30, 2016, 04:38 PM

5. My niece found a stone ax in some washout on the road to the gate on the highway this week.

Foot prints are unique, but it sure seems like the ancient ones threw trash around worse than us.

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