Welcome to the VFA

The Virtual Footprints Archive contains 3D scans and provenience data of track casts from around the world, primarily footprints from North America. It consists of footprints gathered by Dr. Jeff Meldrum, with over 30 years of research in vertebrate, especially primate and hominin, locomotion. The collection also includes those tracks gathered by the late Dr. Grover Krantz (Washing State University), as well as investigators such as Paul Freeman and Cliff Barackman, and others too numerous to mention, who have shared their finds. The creation of this archive by the Informatics Research Institute was made possible by funding from Regal Ridge (Adrian Erikson), Fidelity Investments (Dick Stepp), and The Efroymson Family Fund (Jeremy Efroymson). The scans were carried out by the expert technicians at the Idaho Virtualization Laboratory at the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

Questions about the archive should be directed to:
Jeff Meldrum, PhD
Professor of Anatomy & Anthropology
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8007
Pocatello, ID 83209-8007
208-282-4379
meldd@isu.edu

Those who wish to see their specimens added to the archive are also encouraged to contact Dr. Meldrum.

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ImageCommon NameCollectionClassificationCollectorContributorSpecimenDate
CA4, VF-6MeldrumHominoidJohn Green[]footprint31 Aug 1967
CA5MeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
December_2010_LargeFootMeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
December_2010_SmallFootMeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
Destination Truth HealPrintMeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
Destination Truth YetiPrint1MeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
Dmitry Pirkulov N-CaucasusMeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
DTSept2011MeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
Foot1MeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
Foot1 (2)MeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
Foot1 9-26-2006MeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
Foot2MeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
Foot2 9-26-2006MeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
Foot2_aMeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
Foot3MeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
Foot3 9-26-2006MeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
Foot4MeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
Foot5MeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
Foot6MeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
Gray's Harbor Co. WA Heryford SiteMeldrumHominoidUser Unknown[]Unknown specimen1 Jan 1900
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