Prehistoric footprint found in Thailand?

A possible prehistoric footprint found in Thailand’s Phitsanulok province? I’m not sure how this depression might be dated though, if it is at all possible. (Thanks to Andreas Hörstemeier for the link.)

Possible prehistoric footprint in Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park in Thailand, Bangkok Post 20110816

Ancient footprint found in rock
Bangkok Post, 16 August 2011

A footprint believed to have been left by a primitive human ancestor has been found preserved in a rock in Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park in Nakhon Thai district of Phitsanulok province.

The footprint was found by members of a tour group who informed Sakparin Surarak, assistant chief of the national park, who later led a group of reporters to see it.

The spot is about one kilometre from the national park’s office.

The footmark is preserved in a large rock on a high mountain surrounded by a dense forest. The five toes of the right foot are clearly visible.

Full story in the Bangkok Post.


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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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