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T.O.K. - Footprints
T.O.K. - Footprints
Published: 2010/04/12
Channel: VP Records
Leona Lewis - Footprints in the Sand
Leona Lewis - Footprints in the Sand
Published: 2009/10/03
Channel: leonalewisVEVO
Sia - Footprints (Audio)
Sia - Footprints (Audio)
Published: 2016/01/29
Channel: SiaVEVO
T.O.K. - Footprints ft. T.O.K.
T.O.K. - Footprints ft. T.O.K.
Published: 2011/03/10
Channel: T.O.KVEVO
leona lewis-footprints in the sand lyrics
leona lewis-footprints in the sand lyrics
Published: 2010/02/15
Channel: juliejujuroxs
Wayne Shorter - Footprints
Wayne Shorter - Footprints
Published: 2009/06/07
Channel: Praguedive
Baby footprint and handprint molds
Baby footprint and handprint molds
Published: 2016/04/20
Channel: DIY Projects 0320
Footprint Project - Lunatic
Footprint Project - Lunatic
Published: 2015/12/22
Channel: Footprint Project
Giant Foot Print 200 Million Yrs Old - South Africa
Giant Foot Print 200 Million Yrs Old - South Africa
Published: 2012/01/05
Channel: Michael Tellinger
Miles Davis - Footprints
Miles Davis - Footprints
Published: 2008/11/11
Channel: Linden Arden
290 million year old human footprint has researchers scratching their heads
290 million year old human footprint has researchers scratching their heads
Published: 2017/03/24
Channel: Blast World Mysteries
The Mystery Of The Devil
The Mystery Of The Devil's Footprint
Published: 2016/11/26
Channel: Alltime Conspiracies
World
World's biggest dinosaur footprint found
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: CNN
Footprint Insoles Review - Tactics.com
Footprint Insoles Review - Tactics.com
Published: 2014/04/29
Channel: Tactics Boardshop
OLD BENDY VS. NEW BENDY & SECRET FOOTPRINT | Bendy and the Ink Machine [Oldest version] Pt.2
OLD BENDY VS. NEW BENDY & SECRET FOOTPRINT | Bendy and the Ink Machine [Oldest version] Pt.2
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: Ertyez
The Ecological Footprint Explained
The Ecological Footprint Explained
Published: 2015/01/08
Channel: Moovly
Unbelievable! Footprint has Discovered On Mars! What are you hiding from us NASA?
Unbelievable! Footprint has Discovered On Mars! What are you hiding from us NASA?
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: Corsair TR
Studio Jams #55 - "Footprints"
Studio Jams #55 - "Footprints"
Published: 2013/11/02
Channel: Studio Jams
Mario
Mario's Word of the Week - Footprint
Published: 2017/06/13
Channel: Glove and Boots
Can your digital footprint be erased?
Can your digital footprint be erased?
Published: 2014/02/26
Channel: CBS This Morning
Food wastage footprint
Food wastage footprint
Published: 2013/09/11
Channel: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Digital footprints | Michelle Clark | TEDxHollywood
Digital footprints | Michelle Clark | TEDxHollywood
Published: 2014/07/24
Channel: TEDx Talks
Your Digital Footprint
Your Digital Footprint
Published: 2014/10/04
Channel: Becca Lee Jaro
Rod Responde #11 - Palmilhas e Meias FOOTPRINT insoles
Rod Responde #11 - Palmilhas e Meias FOOTPRINT insoles
Published: 2015/07/22
Channel: rodfilmes
FOOTPRINTS: EL CAMINO DE TU VIDA - Trailer 1
FOOTPRINTS: EL CAMINO DE TU VIDA - Trailer 1
Published: 2016/07/01
Channel: INFINITO MÁS UNO
#ThinkTwice - Your Digital Footprint Matters
#ThinkTwice - Your Digital Footprint Matters
Published: 2016/04/25
Channel: Moore Public Schools
Four Reasons to Care About Your Digital Footprint
Four Reasons to Care About Your Digital Footprint
Published: 2016/01/12
Channel: Internet Society
Sia - Footprints [Lyrics]
Sia - Footprints [Lyrics]
Published: 2016/01/29
Channel: siafurlerlegend.
Spiderman Hulk Belle Horse FOOTPRINT on Body! Learn Colors Teacher Belle w/ Joker Elsa FUN IRL
Spiderman Hulk Belle Horse FOOTPRINT on Body! Learn Colors Teacher Belle w/ Joker Elsa FUN IRL
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: Super Spider & Friends
What
What's in Your Digital Footprint?
Published: 2013/08/13
Channel: Common Sense Education
UAE Ecological Footprint Animation- English
UAE Ecological Footprint Animation- English
Published: 2010/06/04
Channel: WWFUAE
THE NITS - Footprint
THE NITS - Footprint
Published: 2017/04/21
Channel: Noise Records
Carbon Footprint
Carbon Footprint
Published: 2009/05/15
Channel: Discovery UK
Human Footprint | National Geographic
Human Footprint | National Geographic
Published: 2008/04/10
Channel: National Geographic
Footprint by Xavier Rudd
Footprint by Xavier Rudd
Published: 2012/07/26
Channel: stopmuncha
Barefoot Footprint 01 - NAMM 2017
Barefoot Footprint 01 - NAMM 2017
Published: 2017/01/21
Channel: Sound On Sound magazine
What
What's Your Sexual Footprint?: Al Vernacchio at TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2013
Published: 2014/01/23
Channel: TEDxYouth
Top 5 Little Known Eco Footprint Facts
Top 5 Little Known Eco Footprint Facts
Published: 2015/09/02
Channel: WatchMojo.com
Food Wastage Footprint 2
Food Wastage Footprint 2
Published: 2014/09/09
Channel: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
SAXON - "The Devil
SAXON - "The Devil's Footprint" - Let Me Feel Your Power
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: UDR - Home of legends
National Footprint Accounts – Ecological Balance Sheets for 180+ Countries
National Footprint Accounts – Ecological Balance Sheets for 180+ Countries
Published: 2016/03/08
Channel: Global Footprint Network
Our Water Footprint | Breakthrough
Our Water Footprint | Breakthrough
Published: 2015/12/10
Channel: National Geographic
Jackie Chan Handprint and Footprint Ceremony with Jaden Smith and Chris Tucker
Jackie Chan Handprint and Footprint Ceremony with Jaden Smith and Chris Tucker
Published: 2013/06/07
Channel: MaximoTV
Tiesto - Footprints (All Over The World) (Original Mix)
Tiesto - Footprints (All Over The World) (Original Mix)
Published: 2014/06/13
Channel: FullOn Electronic
Footprint - Accounting for a Small Planet  (english version)
Footprint - Accounting for a Small Planet (english version)
Published: 2014/01/14
Channel: Filme für die Erde
Jurassic Park: World’s largest ever dinosaur footprint found in western Australia - TomoNews
Jurassic Park: World’s largest ever dinosaur footprint found in western Australia - TomoNews
Published: 2017/03/28
Channel: TomoNews US
The Shoe Without A Footprint
The Shoe Without A Footprint
Published: 2016/09/13
Channel: NRG Energy
Food eco-footprint
Food eco-footprint
Published: 2013/12/04
Channel: MySTOA
carbon footprint of a cheeseburger
carbon footprint of a cheeseburger
Published: 2013/12/02
Channel: Kayla Gagne
Harvey Mason, "Footprints" (Wayne Shorter) Ft. Hailey Niswanger
Harvey Mason, "Footprints" (Wayne Shorter) Ft. Hailey Niswanger
Published: 2014/08/18
Channel: Berklee College of Music
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Buzz Aldrin's footprint on the Moon in 1969 on the Apollo 11 mission

Footprints (or footmarks) are the impressions or images left behind by a person walking or running. Hoofprints and pawprints are those left by animals with hooves or paws rather than feet, while "shoeprints" is the specific term for prints made by shoes. They may either be indentations in the ground or something placed onto the surface that was stuck to the bottom of the foot. A "trackway" is set of footprints in soft earth left by a life-form; animal tracks are the footprints, hoofprints, or pawprints of an animal.

Footprints can be followed when tracking during a hunt or can provide evidence of activities. Some footprints remain unexplained, with several famous stories from mythology and legend. Others have provided evidence of prehistoric life and behaviours.

Footprints in detective work[edit]

Shoeprint left at crime scene

The print left behind at a crime scene can give vital evidence to the perpetrator of the crime. Shoes have many different prints based on the sole design and the wear that it has received – this can help to identify suspects.[1] Photographs or castings of footprints can be taken to preserve the finding. Analysis of footprints and shoeprints is a specialist part of forensic science.

Some detective work is relatively immediate, with criminals being tracked by the footprints they left in the snow leading from the crime scene to their home or hiding place. This is usually reported as a humorous story in news publications.[2][3]

Footprints can also allow the detective to find the approximate height from,[4] footprint and shoeprint. The Foot tends to be approximately 15% of the person's average height.[5][6] Individualistic characteristics of the footprints like numerous creases, flatfoot character, horizontal and vertical ridges, corns, deformities etc. can help the forensic scientist in cases pertaining to criminal identification.[5] In some forensic cases, the need may also arise to estimate body weight from the size of the footprints.[7]

Foot prints have been shown to have determine the height and the sex of the individual.

Ridge patterns[edit]

Friction ridge skin present on the soles of the feet and toes (plantar surfaces) is as unique in its ridge detail as are the fingers and palms (palmar surfaces). When recovered at crime scenes or on items of evidence, sole and toe impressions can be used in the same manner as finger and palm prints to effect identifications. Footprint (toe and sole friction ridge skin) evidence has been admitted in courts in the United States since 1934.[8]

The footprints of infants, along with the thumb or index finger prints of mothers, are still commonly recorded in hospitals to assist in verifying the identity of infants. Often, the only identifiable ridge detail that can be seen on a baby's foot is from the large toe or adjacent to the large toe.

It is not uncommon for military records of flight personnel to include bare foot inked impressions. Friction ridge skin protected inside flight boots tends to survive the trauma of a plane crash (and accompanying fire) better than fingers. Even though the US Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL), as of 2010, stored refrigerated DNA samples from all active duty and reserve personnel, almost all casualty identifications are effected using fingerprints from military ID card records (live scan fingerprints are recorded at the time such cards are issued). When friction ridge skin is not available from military personnel's remains, DNA and dental records are used to confirm identity.

Ancient footprints[edit]

Replica of dinosaur footprints found in La Rioja

Footprints have been preserved as fossils and provide evidence of prehistoric life. Known as "ichnites", these trace fossils can give clues to the behaviour of specific species of dinosaur. The study of such fossils is known as ichnology and the footprints may be given scientific names (ichnospecies). Grallator is one example of an ichnogenus based on ichnites. Strictly speaking, an ichnospecies is the name of the trace fossil, not of the animal that made it.

For example, an international team's discovery of a set of 1.5 million-year-old human ancestor footprints in Ileret, Kenya has shown the earliest direct evidence of a modern human style of upright walking. The team believe that the prints were probably formed by the species Homo erectus.[9]

Other footprint findings[edit]

Footprints in myth and legend[edit]

One legend states that these impressions, kept in the Church of Domine Quo Vadis, are the footprints of Jesus.

The appearance of footprints, or marks interpreted as footprints, have led to numerous myths and legends. Some locations use such imprints as tourist attractions.

Détailed article Petrosomatoglyph

Examples of footprints in myth and legend include:

Footprints in popular culture[edit]

Jack Nicholson's foot and handprints outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

The imagery of footprints has been used in many areas of popular culture. Several poems and songs have been written about them, with the Christian poem Footprints being one of the best known.

Prints or impressions of a child's feet can be kept as a memento by parents.[22] Usually this is done using paint. The impressions of celebrity's feet, usually in concrete, may be kept in a collection such as that outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC News, 2 March 1998. "Footprints help to track down criminals". Accessed 28 July 2006.
  2. ^ BBC News, 30 June 2005. "Vandal caught by his footprints". Accessed 28 July 2006.
  3. ^ BBC News, 27 April 2006. "Footprints in snow lead to court". Accessed 28 July 2006.
  4. ^ Krishan K, Sharma A (August 2007). "Estimation of stature from dimensions of hands and feet in a North Indian population". J Forensic Leg Med. 14 (6): 327–32. PMID 17239650. doi:10.1016/j.jcfm.2006.10.008. 
  5. ^ a b Krishan K (March 2008). "Estimation of stature from footprint and foot outline dimensions in Gujjars of North India". Forensic Sci. Int. 175 (2-3): 93–101. PMID 17590549. doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2007.05.014. 
  6. ^ Krishan K (December 2008). "Determination of stature from foot and its segments in a north Indian population". Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 29 (4): 297–303. PMID 19259013. doi:10.1097/PAF.0b013e3181847dd3. 
  7. ^ Krishan K (July 2008). "Establishing correlation of footprints with body weight—forensic aspects". Forensic Sci. Int. 179 (1): 63–9. PMID 18515026. doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2008.04.015. 
  8. ^ People v. Les, 267 Michigan 648, 255 NW 407.
  9. ^ Ancient 1.5 Million-Year-Old Footprints Show Earliest Evidence of Modern Foot Anatomy and Walking Newswise, Retrieved on 3 March 2009.
  10. ^ Queensland Parks and Widelife Service: Lark Quarry Conservation Park
  11. ^ Wong K (August 2005). "Footprints to fill. Flat feet and doubts about makers of the Laetoli Tracks". Sci. Am. 293 (2): 18–9. PMID 16053127. 
  12. ^ BBC News: Human footprint may be oldest ever found
  13. ^ Bennett MR, Harris JW, Richmond BG, et al. (February 2009). "Early hominin foot morphology based on 1.5-million-year-old footprints from Ileret, Kenya". Science. 323 (5918): 1197–201. Bibcode:2009Sci...323.1197B. PMID 19251625. doi:10.1126/science.1168132. 
  14. ^ Schmincke, H.-U.; Kutterolf, S.; Perez, J.; Rausch, J.; Freundt, A.; Strauch, W. (2008). "Walking through volcanic mud: the 2,100 year-old Acahualinca footprints (Nicaragua). I Stratigraphy, lithology, volcanology and age of the Acahualinca section". Bulletin of Volcanology. 71 (5): 479–93. Bibcode:2008BVol..tmp...48S. doi:10.1007/s00445-008-0235-9. 
  15. ^ Gathering the Jewels. "Prehistoric footprints, Uskmouth, Glamorgan". Accessed 28 July 2006.
  16. ^ Nakamura, J.J.M. (2009). "Hominid Footprints in Recent Volcanic Ash: New Interpretations from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park". Ichnos. 16: 118–123. doi:10.1080/10420940802471001. 
  17. ^ "National Geographic press release 08/14/1997 Footprints from Dawn of Modern Humans found". Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  18. ^ Ashton, Nicholas (7 February 2014). "The earliest human footprints outside Africa". British Museum. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  19. ^ Japanese Buddhist Statuary, 14 January 2005. "Stone footprints of the Buddha". Accessed 28 July 2006.
  20. ^ MysteriousBritain.co.uk. "The Devil's Footprints". Accessed 28 July 2006.
  21. ^ "Libra the Scales". Accessed 28 July 2006.
  22. ^ Check Footprints http://www.baby-art.com/en/products/categories/prints.aspx

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