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

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

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