By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 11

PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons
PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons

In May 2013, scientists in Norfolk, England, discovered 800,000-year-old footprints in hardened sediment uncovered by erosion. Scientists believe they belonged to Homo antecessor, an early hominoid (human species). British Museum scientist Nick Ashton said, “[The] site continues to rewrite our understanding of the early human occupation of Britain and indeed of Europe.” Two weeks later, the tide washed the footprints away. Scientists are now analyzing pictures of these oldest footprints in Europe.