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How Do We Know the Footprints Are Human?
The individuals who made these footprints were walking upright. Some footprints have especially clear impressions of the big toe and heel. They are different from those of other apes and very similar to those of modern humans.
In addition, fossilized bones of an early human species, Australopithecus afarensis, were found nearby.