Researchers Develop Dense Facial Tissue Depth Mapping Method for 3D Data Point Collection

Historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists have used 3D technology many times over the years to pull the cover back on history. There are important implications for forensic anthropology that come from…

3D Printing and Clay Bring Kennis & Kennis’ Historic Reconstructions to Life

Just as forensic artists have used 3D printing to give unidentified murder victims a realistic face, archaeologists and researchers use the technology to provide faces for historical figures. Hominid palaeo-artists…

3D Printing Shows an Old Viking King in a New Light

Gorm den Gamle, or Gorm the Old, wasn’t very old by today’s standards. At most, he was around 50 when he died, though that was a plenty respectable age for…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Vanessa Campanacho, PhD, Biological Anthropologist

Vanessa Campanacho is a well-educated woman with a love for bones; in fact, she has attained educational degrees and is able to spend her days doing research some of us…

MRRF 2017: 3D Printing Community Comes Together to Celebrate 3D Printers, Making and Innovation

My little maker heart is full after spending 48 hours at the 5th Annual Midwest RepRap Festival (aka MRRF) In Goshen, Indiana. Yes, over 1,000 people from 18 countries around…

3D Scanned Footprints Reveal Secrets of Distant and Recent Past

Footprints aren’t as unique as fingerprints, but they still have a lot of fascinating information contained within them. Whether that information is anthropological or forensic in nature, it provides a…

Using 3D Printers to Unlock Secrets of Humanity’s Distant Past

In 2013, recreational cavers Rick Hunter and Steven Tucker decided to squeeze themselves through an 8″ vertical chute for a distance of nearly 40 feet in the Rising Star cave system….

Making Discoveries about Human Evolution Using 3D Technology

It has already been demonstrated numerous times that 3D printing replicas of delicate or rare artifacts and fossils is an excellent way of sharing them with students and conveying the…


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