The picture above is the view looking towards the north-northwest from the Hut. In the foreground you can see pressure ridges that have built up in the sea ice. On some of the warmer days about a week ago some of the ice melted at the surface, forming melt pools; this water has since refrozen.
Lets look at some fossils from elsewhere (i.e. NOT in the core, or in Antarctica); the picture here is of some dinosaur footprints; these trace fossils make up a trackway.
The picture below is of human footprints from Laetoli in Tanzania – they are footprints of early hominids. They have been interpreted to record the hominids fleeing from a volcanic eruption. These are Trace Fossils – they are a type of trackway.
Links and Teacher Resources on Trace Fossils
Site has nice simple definitions and some K-12 teaching ideas and activities
General Information and links on Trace Fossils
Information and Classroom Activities involving Fossils
USGS Website with Fossil Information
General Information on Ichnology
A Guide to Ichnology from a Specialist
Guide to Trace fossils from the Hooper Virtual Natural History Museum (Carleton University, Canada)
Information on Coprolites on Hooper Virtual Museum Page
University of Calgary – Information on Trace Fossils
Information on Trilobite Trace Fossils