This image released by the US Air Force shows Daron Duke, from Far Western Anthropological Research Group, speaking with visitors about footprints discovered on an archaeological site marked with a pin flag on the Utah Test and Training Range, on 18 July 2022. (AFP)
Footprints laid down by Ice Age hunter-gatherers and recently discovered in a US desert are shedding new light on North America's earliest human inhabitants.
Dozens of fossilised prints found in dried-up riverbeds in the western state of Utah reveal more details about how the continent's original occupants lived more than 12 000 years ago - just as the frozen planet was starting to thaw.
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