The “cradle of humanity” has long in Africa.
Recently, however, fossil footprints were found at Trachilos, Crete, that are 5.7 million years old.
This suggests that the earliest human ancestors southern Europe as well as East Africa.
The footprints are from a geological the Miocene era.
They are small tracks made by on two legs.
The tracks from 94mm to 223mm.
Some interpret the tracks differently and believe they by a Miocene primate that had a foot anatomy and locomotive style similar to ours.
These findings have stimulated debate and will discoveries.