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    Ancient footprints on UK beach record demise of biodiversity hotspot

    Holocene stratigraphy, radiocarbon dates and footprint record at Wicks Path B. This is the only site without human footprints. Credit: Nature Ecology & Evolution (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41559-022-01856-2

    A team of archaeologists and geographers from The University of Manchester have discovered that hundreds of ancient animal and human footprints found on a beach in Merseyside record a major decline in large animal diversity in Ancient Britain.

    Their new research, published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, includes a new program of…

    Read the full article originally published at phys.org.

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