Human Footprints: Fossilised Locomotion?

Authors: Bennett, Matthew R., Morse, Sarita A.

  • The only current book on the academic study of human footprints (tracks)
  • A unique fusion of geology, archaeology, anthropology and forensic sciences of interest to a wide audience of researchers and students
  • Provides the first review of methods for the study of human footprints
  • Contains a rich resource of unpublished data, examples and illustrations
  • Human footprints provide a unique connection with the past and provide some of the most emotive evidence of our ancestors
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About this book

Human footprints provide some of the most emotive and tangible evidence of our ancestors. They provide evidence of stature, presence, behaviour and in the case of early hominin footprints, evidence with respect to the evolution of human gait and foot anatomy. While human footprint sites are rare in the geological record the number of sites around the World has increased in recent years, along with the analytical tools available for their study. The aim of this book is to provide a definitive review of these recent developments with specific reference to the increased availability of three-dimensional digital elevation models of human tracks at many key sites. The book is divided into eight chapters. Following an introduction the second chapter reviews modern field methods in human ichnology focusing on the development of new analytical tools.  The third chapter then reviews the major footprint sites around the World including details on several unpublished examples. Chapters then follow on the role of geology in the formation and preservation of tracks, on the inferences that can be made from human tracks and the final chapter explores the application of this work to forensic science.

Audience:
This volume will be of interest to researchers and students across a wide range of disciplines – sedimentology, archaeology, forensics and palaeoanthropology.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Fossilised Locomotion

    Bennett, Matthew R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Methods of Data Capture and Analysis

    Bennett, Matthew R. (et al.)

    Pages 13-46

  • World Review of Human Track Sites

    Bennett, Matthew R. (et al.)

    Pages 47-79

  • Geoconservation of Human Tracks

    Bennett, Matthew R. (et al.)

    Pages 81-100

  • The Role of Substrate in Track Formation and Topology

    Bennett, Matthew R. (et al.)

    Pages 101-136

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08572-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08571-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34275-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Footprints: Fossilised Locomotion?
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-08572-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-08572-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-08571-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34275-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 216
Number of Illustrations and Tables
64 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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