Paleontologists find new dates for humanoid footprints on Crete at least 6 million years old, 350,000 years older than previously stated.
For Plato the island of Atlantis was Poseidon’s domain. Here on Crete the gods are still at play.
Underwater excavations off Crete island are revealing more facts about the sunken city of Olous, off Elounda.
The Chania Ephorate of Antiquities will present two important archaeological discoveries on July 24, at Chania’s Archaeological Museum.
Dr. Per Ahlberg and a team of scientists from Uppsala University in Sweden have identified fossilized humanoid footprints in a small area near Trachilos, Crete. Fossil footprints in a track laid down almost 6 million years ago suggest a humanoid or previously unknown primate presence on the Aegean island. The scientists say the animal or ancient human responsible for the prints was probably claw-less and bipedal, walked on the soles of its feet, and had other hominin-like characteristics.