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Research Article

Preserving the Impossible: Conservation of Soft-Sediment Hominin Footprint Sites and Strategies for Three-Dimensional Digital Data Capture

  • Matthew R. Bennett mail,

    mbennett@bmth.ac.uk

    Affiliation: School of Applied Sciences, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom

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  • Peter Falkingham,

    Affiliations: Structures and Motion Laboratory, Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom, Division of Biology and Medicine, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

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  • Sarita A. Morse,

    Affiliation: Institute of Aging and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom

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  • Karl Bates,

    Affiliation: Institute of Aging and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom

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  • Robin H. Crompton

    Affiliation: Institute of Aging and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 17, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060755

About the Authors

Matthew R. Bennett
School of Applied Sciences, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom
Peter Falkingham
Structures and Motion Laboratory, Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom
Sarita A. Morse, Karl Bates, Robin H. Crompton
Institute of Aging and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Peter Falkingham
Division of Biology and Medicine, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mbennett@bmth.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MRB PF SAM. Performed the experiments: MRB PF SAM KB. Analyzed the data: MRB PF SAM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MRB PF. Wrote the paper: MRB PF SAM KB RHC.