Palaeontologists working in the United Arab Emirates have uncovered elephant footprints that are seven million years old, making them the oldest of their kind and possibly the longest preserved trackway in the world.
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Scientists discover vast field of footprints from 8-million-year-old elephant herd
One of the largest paleontological finds in history has been discovered in the United Arab Emirates. Researchers working in the country's deserts have uncovered a massive tract of land riddled with the footprints of four-tusked titans called Stegotetrabelodon syrticus — the earliest known members of the elephant family. It's one of the best windows we've got on ancient animals' social behavior.
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