Dactylography

Dactylography

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Dactylography deals with what is of scientific interest and practical value in regard to the lineations in the skin on the fingers and toes or rather on the hands and feet of men, monkeys, and allied tribes which lineations form patterns of great variety and persistence. The Greeks used the term (daktylos tou podos, finger of the foot) for a toe; and the toes are of almost as much interest to the dactylographer as the fingers, and present similar patterns for study.In primitive times the savage hunter had to use all his wits sharply in the examination of foot and toe marks, whether of the game he pursued or the human foe he guarded against, and he learned to deduce many a curious lesson with Sherlock Holmes-like acuteness and precision. The recency, the rate of motion, the length of stride, the degree of fatigue, the number, and kinds and conditions of men or beasts that had impressed their traces on the soil, all could be read by him with ease and promptness. Such imprints have been preserved in early Mexican picture writings.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.81mm | 149.68g
  • Createspace Independent Pub
  • English
  • 150783716X
  • 9781507837160