Footprints are the impressions or images left behind by a person walking or running. Hoofprints and pawprints are those left by animals with hooves or paws rather than feet , while " shoeprints " is the specific term for prints made by shoes. They may either be indentations in the ground or something placed onto the surface that was stuck to the bottom of the foot. A " trackway " is set of footprints in soft earth left by a life-form; animal tracks are the footprints, hoofprints, or pawprints of an animal.
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The Happisburgh footprints were a set of fossilized hominid footprints that date to the early Pleistocene , over , years ago. They were discovered in May in a newly uncovered sediment layer of the Cromer Forest Bed on a beach at Happisburgh in Norfolk , England, and carefully photographed in 3D before being destroyed by the tide shortly afterwards. Results of research on the footprints were announced on 7 February and identified them as the oldest known hominid footprints outside Africa. Winning the ' Rescue Dig of the Year ' award, the Happisburgh footprint discovery caught the public eye and was featured in an exhibition in London's Natural History Museum. The footprints were found in sediment, partially covered by beach sand, at low tide on the foreshore at Happisburgh.