Scientists recently discovered fossilized footprints in White Sands National Park near Alamogordo, New Mexico. They are the oldest known footprints in North America.

This discovery reveals evidence of human occupation in the Tularosa Basin starting approximately 23,000 years ago. White Sands National Park is a megatracksite; Tracks from the Columbian mammoth, saber-toothed cat, dire wolf, and other ice age animals are also there.

Officials are working to increase access to Sands National Park in a phased approach. More information is here.