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Digital modelling and stereolithographic production of a Homo Erectus skull

Pérès, François and Taha, Farid and Lumley, Marie-Antoinette de and Cabanis, Emmanuel Digital modelling and stereolithographic production of a Homo Erectus skull. (2004) Rapid Prototyping Journal, 10 (4). 247-254. ISSN 1355-2546

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13552540410551379

Abstract

The National Museum of Natural History has been carrying out, over the last several years, a study of hominid fossil skulls, which have been discovered in different regions of the world. The aim of the palaeo‐anthropological study of these skulls is to reconstruct the genealogic tree of the evolution of man and to understand better, the diversity of the homo Erectus species on the different continents. Currently, digital techniques and those of rapid prototyping offer a solution to these problems by allowing the virtual or physical reconstitution of the skulls for scientific study. This paper presents this new perspective for the world of palaeontology.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Emerald. The definitive version is available at http://www.emeraldinsight.com. The original PDF of the article can be found at Rapid Prototyping Journal website : http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/13552540410551379
HAL Id:hal-01295739
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Technologie de Compiègne – UTC (FRANCE)
Other partners > Centre Hospitalier National d’Ophtalmologie des Quinze-Vingts - CHNO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle - MNHN (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Perpignan Via Domitia - UPVD (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: François Pérès
Deposited On:04 Mar 2016 08:08

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