At first glance the footprints or handprints (below) resemble a pair of tossed away industrial gloves. In fact, now I come to think of it they look like my old gardening gloves.
The prints are over 250,000,000 years old. They were laid down before the time of the Permina-Triassic mass extinction when, according to some experts, 90% of life on Earth perished due to a collision between Earth and an extra-terrestrial object.
The accepted theory is that primates have existed on Earth for only 50,000,000 years. So we have to ask: What manner of creature was responsible for these strangely familiar prints if there were no primates around to make them?
The sandstone slab on which the prints appear is evidence of the great drought on the supercontinent of Pangäa more 200,000,000 years before the first primate is supposed to have appeared.
And so here* in pictures we have clues to a great mystery.
And HERE are my primary suspects.
|>250,000,000 year sandstone|
|Left hand or foot|
|Right hand or foot|
|Who passed this way?|
*Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria.