Vertebrate ichnology: classification, morphology and 3D models course

November 5, 2013
20 % off for SVP members!

DATES: May 5-9, 2014.

INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Daniel Marty (Office de la culture de Porrentruy, Switzerland), Dr. Peter Falkingham (Royal Veterinary College, United Kingdom, and Brown University, United States of America)and Dr. Ignacio Díaz-Martínez (Universidad de La Rioja, Spain). PLACE: Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont, Sabadell, Barcelona (Spain).

ORGANIZED BY: Transmitting Science and the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont.

This workshop addresses the analysis of vertebrate tracks from a modern point of view. This includes the formation and preservation of tracks in different substrate and environments, the documentation, description and identification of tracks and the state of the art of new three-dimensional techniques to undertake track analyses (laser scan, photogrammetry, computational modelling). This workshop is not only suitable for (vertebrate) palaeontologists but also for anthropologists / archaeologists, sedimentologists or other natural science researchers that are either interested in recognizing and using tracks in the field, or in learning modern technologies such as 3D photogrammetry with different kinds of (free) software that allow to easily generate 3D models for scientific publications. The workshop will be interactive and we will have many practical exercises including neoichnological experiments in the field and their documentation through photogrammetry techniques.