Suspected Neanderthal footprints have been found in Gibraltar

A footprint which could belong to one of the last Neanderthals to walk the Earth has been found in Gibraltar.

Although most Neanderthals died out by around 40,000 years ago, some did survive at the edge of the Iberian peninsular, where stone tools prove they were still alive around 28,000 years ago.

Now researchers at The Gibraltar National Museum, who have spent the last decade studying ancient paths in the sand dunes above Catalan Bay, believe they have discovered the footprint of a teenage Neanderthal who lived around 29,000 years ago.

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