Human footprint inside a sloth track. This composite track is part of a trackway in which the human appears to have stalked the sloth | Matthew Bennett, Bournemouth University
Earth & Conservation

First Footprint Evidence of Human Hunting Discovered

The 11,000-year-old fossil prints found in New Mexico's White Sands National Monument show prehistoric humans stalking a giant ground sloth.

General view of Alkali Flat at White Sands National Monument (New Mexico) showing a series of excavated footprints in the foreground | Matthew Bennett, Bournemouth University
Composite cast showing a range of footprints from the White Sands National Monument field site | David Bustos, National Park Service