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Scientific Paper published by David M. Welch

Fossilised human footprints on the coast of north Western Australia

By David M. Welch

Abstract. A line of eleven human footprints in rock survives as trace fossils on the northern coast of Western Australia. Their unique occurrence on a ledge of ‘beachrock’ found in the intertidal zone indicates they may be of relatively recent origin. OSL dating of quartz grains from the rock layer containing them reveals an age of approximately 2000 years.