Thousands of prehistoric footprints left by Ice Age humans and animals stretch for miles across the blinding white surfaces of New Mexico's White Sands National Park. The phenomenal collection of prints preserves a unique series of snapshots of life and behavior, capturing moments when humans crossed paths with extinct Ice Age beasts, including enormous ground sloths and mammoths.
Frozen in time, these intimate traces of human and animal activity represent evidence unknowable from any other type of archeological find. Not only do the tracks reveal remarkable details about life in the Ice Age, but radiocarbon dating of the footprints provides important new evidence about the peopling of the Americas.
Producer: Laurie Cahalane, Bella Falk
Executive Producer: Julia Cort, Chris Schmidt, David Dugan
Production Company: NOVA; Windfall Films Ltd.; Argonon Group; GBH Boston
Production Year: 2022
Copyright Year: 2022
Director: David Dugan, Bella Falk
Narrator: Kirk Johnson
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 55 minutes
Number of Episodes: 1
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen