Artifacts & Documents: Artifacts

Fossil with Many Tracks and Outlines

zoomable artifact image here

Dig Deeper

If you zoom in on this image, or click on Full View to enlarge it, you can see that some tracks have been clearly outlined in white for teaching purposes. You might try counting the tracks, or seeing if you can find a trackway made by a single animal. What do you think the ground was like when these footprints were made? Note the upper right-hand corner, where a lower layer shows impressions beneath the upper surface. 

Courtesy of:
Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College, photograph by Penny Leveritt