Animation of the Day: Medieval Berliner Man’s Tooth Dating to the 13th Century A.D.

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


Today’s animation is a tooth scanned by Dr. Kristina Killgrove of the University of West Florida (UWF) in her Virtebra Virtual Bones and Artifacts Lab.  The digital model was edited by UWF graduate student and VCL @ VCU alumnus Mariana Zechini, who provided the digital model for the animation.  I created this animation in the VCL.


The tooth is from a man who was in his 50s or 60s and who was buried between A.D. 1200 and 1250. He was excavated at the Petriplatz site in Berlin, Germany, under the direction of Claudia Melisch from 2007 to 2010.  A digital model downloaded from the UWF GitHUB portal was printed in the VCL. Mariana Zechini has recently written about the tooth.


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