Ancient UAE tusker tracks bust the record

One day, sometime around seven million years ago, a herd of bizarre, four-tusked elephants crossed the desert which stretched over what is now the United Arab Emirates. Thirteen of the behemoths plodded along together, perhaps moving towards one of the wide, slow rivers which nourished stands of trees in the otherwise the arid region. Sometime [...]

Ancient UAE tusker tracks bust the record

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 ...

Wed 22 Feb 12 from Phys.org

Ancient tracks are elephant herd

Vast trails of seven-million-year-old fossilised footprints reveal the "social structure" of prehistoric elephants, say scientists.

Wed 22 Feb 12 from BBC News

Huge set of fossil tracks preserves march of the ancient elephants

In the desert of the United Arab Emirates, there is an unusual series of ...

Tue 21 Feb 12 from Discover Magazine

Huge set of fossil tracks preserves march of the ancient elephants, Tue 21 Feb 12 from Discover Magazine

Ancient Elephants Followed the (Female) Leader

Seven-million-year-old footsteps reveal today's elephants lived in family groups much like their prehistoric kin

Tue 21 Feb 12 from Science Now

Pictures: Prehistoric Elephant Tracks Reveal Early Behaviors

The ancient creatures traveled in gender-separated herds just like modern-day elephants, new footprint analyses reveal.

Thu 23 Feb 12 from National Geographic

7 Million-Year-Old Elephant Herd Revealed in Prints

The prehistoric herd of about 13 walked through mud and left behind clues to how elephants lived millions of years ago.

Wed 22 Feb 12 from Discovery.com

Fossil footprints reveal oldest elephant herd

The world's oldest elephant tracks have now been revealed, 7-million-year-old footprints in the Arabian Desert, researchers say.

Wed 22 Feb 12 from FOXNews

Fossil Footprints Reveal Oldest Elephant Herd, Tue 21 Feb 12 from Livescience

In the Steps of Ancient Elephants

One day, sometime around seven million years ago, a herd of bizarre, four-tusked elephants crossed the desert which stretched over what is now the United Arab Emirates. Thirteen of the behemoths ...

Tue 21 Feb 12 from Wired Science Blogs

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