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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)
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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