3D Gallery: Footprint

This footprint was already discussed in an earlier post ‘Walking in the footsteps of Mesolithic hunter-gatherers‘. It’s a modern footprint, recorded in a preliminary study to assess the possibilities and limitations of image-based 3D modeling for the recording of Mesolithic footprints.


The figure illustrates a digital surface model (DSM) derived from the 3D model of the footprint. The DSM nicely shows the morphology of a human footprint. Even the movement can be read from the model. The heel first touching the sand, followed by the front of the foot, pushing the sand backwards and lifting up again with a deep imprint of the toes.

The 3D model can now be viewed below.

Footprint (wireframe) (click to view in 3D)

Footprint (wireframe)

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