Sometimes we think of Canada based on its “political” age, or when confederation took place in 1867. We know, of course, that Indigenous peoples were here for hundreds or even thousands of years before that.
Still, when human footprints dating back 13,000 years are discovered, it really does stop you in your tracks…so to speak.
On Wednesday, a web-based open access scientific journal called PLOS One revealed that a team of scientists had discovered what are believed to be the oldest human footprints ever found in North America.
The 13,000-year-old footprint was found on the shoreline of Calvert Island, British Columbia, lending credence to the notion that ancient humans from Asia ventured to North America “by hugging the Pacific coastline,” as The New York Times puts it. The newspaper adds that the footprints were “most likely left in an area that was just above the high tide line.”
The details are HERE.
Trippy stuff (pun intended).