UBUniversity of Bristol

"There is no branch of detective science which is so important and so much neglected as the art of tracing footsteps"
(Conan Doyle, 1891 in Lockley, 1986.).


  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Introduction
  3. Footprint Morphology
  4. Footrint Preservation
  5. Track Taphonomy
  6. Describing Tracks and Ichnotaxonomy
  7. Trackways
  8. Posture and Stance
  9. Behaviour
  10. Gait and Speed
  11. Palaeoecology
  12. Identifying the trackmaker
  13. Summary
  14. Useful Links

This website was written and compiled by

Myles J McLeod


Conan Doyle, A. (1891) A Study in Scarlet. Bucaneer Books, New York.

Lockley, M.G. (1986) The Paleobiological and Paleoenvironmental Importance of Dinosaur Footprints. Palaios. 1, pp.37-47.

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