MK Davis said, "The mid tarsal break concept regarding hominids,is an interpretation of tracks left in the ground."
WRONG ! It is not an opinion, it is a fact stated and illustrated by Meldrum in the published scientific paper posted here.
"During terrestrial locomotion, the midtarsal break is also evident in the
chimpanzee foot. In studies of the pressures beneath the foot, the elevation of
the heel coincides with a shift of the center of pressure to the tarsus distal to the
midtarsal joint, especially beneath the cuboid" (Meldrum & Wunderlich, 1998)
Trying to create a track effect in sand proves nothing, why not sculpt the track then interpret them?
Before criticizing someone,read what they are saying and try to be objective,otherwise you sound petty and foolish.
Why don't you explain all of Meldrum's field experience in detail for us all?
The fact is you can't. I want to know how many trips he has had, how many days he has spent in the field, locations, who accompanied him, what equipment did he use, what time of year, what were his results?
All the Meldrum critics amaze me with their lack of facts.............
Posted on Aug 10, 2012, 1:29 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206