Vertebrate Ichnology: Issues and Case Studies

  • Matthew R. BennettEmail author
  • Marcin Budka


Vertebrate ichnology is being revolutionised by the ease with which 3D data can be acquired and there is an increased focus on developing analytical tools and approaches that allow hypothesis driven testing. This revolution is not without its detractors, but is perhaps more advance than the use of 3D data in forensic science. In this chapter we first consider the role of 3D data in the formal classification of tracks and the review some of the challenges associated with demonstrating co-association while interpreting track assemblages. This is followed by four case studies based on the research work of the authors.


Vertebrate Ichnology Track Maker Laetoli Hominin Ileret 
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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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