by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory
Our animation for today is a human cervical vertebra that was scanned 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 vertebra 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.