Animated Object of the Day: Human Mandible

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

888_manible_humanOur animation for today is a human mandible that was scanned and edited by Allen Huber, our Digital Technology Supervisor.  This mandible was scanned to help students learn osteology. Human remains are very fragile and printed replicas help protect the original bone. The mandible is a medical specimen once used to teach students at the Medical College of Virginia and is now incorporated into the osteology teaching of Dr. Amy Verrelli. A video produced for Instagram by Archaeology in the Community in the Virtual Curation Laboratory features the Virtual Curation Laboratory’s Mariana Zechini discussing the object made with a MakerBot Replicator.  The InstaGram video can be found here:

Categories: Animation of the day, Gallery, Homo sapiens, mandible, osteology | Leave a comment

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