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This is awesome. One of the most impressive archaeological discoveries of the decade was just made in the UK – by a 4-year-old girl.

4-year-old Lily Wilder of Wales was walking along a beach with her dad and their dog when she pointed out a 4-inch-wide dinosaur footprint – an exceptionally well-preserved one that scientists estimate is over 220 million years old. Researchers aren’t sure what type of dinosaur left the footprint, but say it’s a “stunning” sample with “every detail” visible. As for Lily, Her mother said she’s “really excited”, but of course “doesn’t quite grasp how amazing it is”.

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Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige