Scientists think they’ve found the oldest human footprints in the Americas. How old are they? About 23,000 years old.
The footprints were found at White Sands National Park in New Mexico in 2019. Rolling white dunes cover the spot today. But long ago, it was the shoreline of Lake Otero. This shallow lake dried up 10,000 years ago.
At least 16 people left their prints in the soft mud. Judging by the size, most were children and teens.