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TIMS Images of Footpaths

TIMS image of prehistoric footpathsTIMS data showing potential locations of prehistoric footpaths in the forest canopy. The linear features have been accentuated in the image to emphasize their location.


Footpaths overlaiyed on topographic data

Footpath segments overlayed on topographic data. It is postulated that the loops along the paths were used to carry heavy loads or help the aged and infirm negotiate steep hillsides.

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