Many of the reactions to the Trachilos discovery were negative, to say the least. Ahlberg has been publishing papers since 1989 -- including in Nature and Science -- and had never experienced anything like this before."We got ferociously aggressive responses saying this couldn't possibly be true and these can't be footprints at all," said Ahlberg. "In every round [of reviews], there would be at least one, and sometimes several, reviewers who were in the first instance savagely hostile. They would just flatly deny that these would be human or hominin footprints. They would say almost anything -- they're bear or monkey [tracks] or whatever."Ahlberg shared some of the reviews with CBC, and they appeared to match his descriptions, but warned that they could not be reproduced for confidentiality reasons.
http://talkrational.org/index.php/topic,1531.0.htmlSearch function sucks ass.
Anthro is apparently a mean fucking field.