A quick catch up on a couple of 2016 papers

I've been struggling to find the time to get blog posts out recently.  Luckily, I have a morning to do just that! Sauropod tracks First up, we have 'Digit-only sauropod pes trackways from China – evidence of swimming or a preservational phenomenon?' by Lida Xing and a number of colleagues including myself, published in Nature Scientific... Continue Reading →

The Historical Photogrammetry Challenge – over to you!

In 2014, colleagues and I published a photogrammetric reconstruction of the Paluxy River dinosaur ‘chase sequence,’ as generated from photographs taken before and during its excavation in 1940. (Blog post here). Photogrammetry has become pretty common now; commercial and open source programs are widely being used by all kinds of people, including palaeontologists, and there are... Continue Reading →

The birth of a dinosaur footprint

Monday saw the release of a paper that Steve Gatesy and I have been brewing up for the past couple of years.  The paper is published in PNAS, and is titled: The birth of a dinosaur footprint: Subsurface 3D motion reconstruction and discrete element simulation reveal track ontogeny. It's a bit of a long title,... Continue Reading →

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