Laetoli Footprints To Have Museum Built Over Them

As I mentioned back in January the Laetoli footprint trackways are in some danger due to erosion from heavier than normal rainfall. According to Nature a solution has been chosen:

The world’s oldest human footprints are to have a museum built around them in a bid to protect them. The 3.7-million-year-old tracks in an ash bed in Laetoli, Tanzania, are threatened by erosion. A 15-member government committee approved the 5-year plan, which calls for US$25 million to be raised for the facility.

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