3D scanning in Pech-Merle

In 2013, with the initial Tracking in Caves-project, a first step in the direction of a hybrid science of reading prehistoric human tracks was made. Due to the fact that high resolution scans of the studied footprints are missing, some footprints from Tuc d’Audoubert and – more importantly – the entire field of prehistoric footprints in Pech-Merle were scanned in the frame of a digitisation award that was sponsored by AICON 3D Systems and the Institute of Geography at the University of Cologne. The dataset is the base of a master thesis at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nurnberg.