The mid tarsal break concept regarding hominids,is an interpretation of tracks left in the ground. Sometimes there is more than one cause for the same effect. When I was at Bluff Creek in June of this year, I simply imitated the walking "style" seen in the Patterson film, and it produced the ridge in nearly every track. This does not exclude the possibility of flexation in the mid foot, but it should remind us that suggestion is very strong coming from academics. An educational degree is not a guarantee of accuracy but it is the college or university vouching for this person's competency in his field. Many with degrees in the same field disagree strongly with Dr. Meldrum. Time in the field usually helps with how a person see's footprints and interprets them. I had to go there myself and experiment with my own foot in the unique sand of that area to know for sure what I was looking at. M.K.
Posted on Aug 9, 2012, 3:14 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124