Introduction to DigTrace

  • Matthew R. BennettEmail author
  • Marcin Budka


This chapter introduces the freeware DigTrace which was developed by the authors for both use in vertebrate ichnology and for application to forensic practice. There are other software solutions which do some of these functions and these are briefly discussed. This chapter forms an extended manual to the software and the reader is encouraged to download it from our website ( and to experiment with some of the functions and techniques described in this chapter.


Library Project Undercut Area Sensor Size Landmark Coordinates Basic File Format 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute for Studies of Landscape and Human EvolutionBournemouth UniversityPooleUK
  2. 2.Department of Computing and Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute for Studies of Landscape and Human EvolutionBournemouth UniversityPooleUK

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