DigTrace team at the Summer Science Exhibition 2017
DigTrace and famous Laetoli Footprints
The annual Summer Science Exhibition showcase is the UK’s most prestigious science exhibition. This year our proposal to exhibit Footprints in the flower bed: from dinosaurs to forensic science at the Royal Society in London has been successful. Two of our team members have already attended the Exhibition Planning Day, and we are about to start our […]
Policing and Crime Reduction Research Map
The laetoli tracks are some of the most iconic in the world and provide the oldest direct evidence of human bipedalism at 3.66 million years. Discovered in the late 1970s they have fuelled controversy and research ever since (Bennett et al., 2016b). The tracks have been buried for much of this time to aid their […]
Additional information about our project can be found now on the College of Policing Research Map.
Forensic Science Technology Showcase
Our article ‘From dinosaurs to crime scenes – how our new footprint software can bring the past to life‘ has been published on The Conversation.
The DigTrace team exhibited at the 2016 Forensic Science Technology Showcase, held at Grange Holborn Hotel in London. The event provided us a chance to find out about latest developments in forensic science. It also gave us a great opportunity to speak and make contacts with people engaged in forensics. This event included short talks, […]
Who are we? – introducing our team
DigTrace is an integrated software solution for the capture and analysis of three-dimensional data whether in the study of vertebrate tracks/ footprints or in a forensic context (footwear evidence at a crime scene). Who will benefit from this software? Footwear impressions provide an important source of evidence within a range of criminal […]
Our research started with a collaboration between a geologist and a computer scientist, therefore let me introduce you those two members of our team: Professor Matthew Bennett is a sedimentologist with over 25 years of experience in working in Quaternary sedimentology and geomorphology. During this time he has published five textbooks, edited five […]