Supported by the funding of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft the initial Tracking in Caves-project was conducted in 2013 as a test study with open result. During the first two weeks in Namibia team-building aspects were important. Well prepared, the team passed the following two weeks in South-western France to study prehistoric footprints in four caves – Niaux, Pech-Merle, Fontanet and Tuc d’Audoubert – following a straightforward documentation protocol.
The results are encouraging: in every cave new imprints were detected, and for every field of footprints plausible, unspectacular interpretations resulted.
Thanks to the positive results, new questions popped up as an obligation to continue.