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PRI's The World - Geo Quiz Podcast 372
1.5 Million Year-Old Footprints We're headed for one of the world's largest desert lakes, located in Africa's Great Rift Valley. The lake is mostly in Kenya, but its northern tip extends into Ethiopia. This isn't exactly a swimming hole. There are lots of Nile crocodiles swimming about. Nasty snakes called carpet vipers slither along the lake's rocky shores. Early humans travelled this remote desert landscape millions of years ago. And they left behind footprints that scientists have now discovered. You name the desert lake, and we'll learn about the 1.5 million year old footprints discovered there by anthropologist John Harris. They're the oldest ever found that look completely modern.

The World's Geo Quiz tests your knowledge of world geography, and introduces you to fascinating people and places around the globe. The World is a US-based international news and analysis program co-produced by the BBC World Service, Public Radio International, and WGBH Boston.