Astonishing Prehistoric human footprints found in sand on beach near Liverpool

Footprints thought to be thousands, if not millions of years old have been found on a British beach.

The prehistoric human footprints were spotted on Formby beach, near Liverpool.

According to the Liverpool Echo, the announcement of the astonishing find was made earlier today on the Green Sefton Facebook page.

The group, which is a side-arm of Sefton Council, shared images of the discovery, which appears to show footprints embedded deep into the sand.

They wrote: “Seven thousand years of sand between our toes – prehistoric human footprints preserved in the sediment beds at Formby this morning.

“Always get goosebumps when we see a trail of these, a window into the past.

“What were these people doing? What were they thinking? What lives did they lead?

“These prints were in a small sediment bed south of the National Trust Victoria Road car park, about 100m off the old Tobacco Dump site.

“The tide will probably take them, but more may appear over the next few days.”

One user on the site asked how they know the imprints are prehistoric, and were not just from a beach-goer in recent days.

They said: “Great question. It’s about imprint depth, if you stand on the beds yourself you will barely leave a mark – these prints formed when the sediment was much softer thousands of years ago.”

It is not the first time such a find has been made in the area.

A cast of a similar prints is currently houses in the Liverpool History Museum, although it is not clear when that was discovered.

Another Facebook user wrote: “Saw the cast of these in the Museum of Liverpool some years ago – would be awesome to see the real thing.

“I seem to remember that the cast in the museum was of a small, possibly family, group of a large adult, a smaller adult and a child.”

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