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Ancient human footprints dating back 5,000 years often appear at Sefton Sands, before being washed away again by the tide. Originally formed in mud, the prints were baked solid by the sun and preserved by the sand on top. The footprints give us a unique insight into the life of hunter-gatherer communities when the climate of the UK was very different.
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20 February 2008

Classroom Ideas

Can be used to discuss what the natural conditions were like at that time and what adaptations people would have had to make in order to survive in such conditions.