Moreno Tiziani describes the process of the reconstruction of an archeological skull.
I’m an anthropologist who collaborates with Antrocom NPO, an Italian association that promotes and encourages the development of studies of physical and cultural anthropology.
Our latest project is the 3D reconstruction of the skull of Taung child, based on a cast owned by the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Padua (Italy). The project was carried out by Antrocom NPO, the archaeologists of Arc-Team (a company based in Italy) and Dr. Cicero Moraes (from Brazil).
The result is released, for free, under an open license: above all, the project demonstrates that the free software that we used has the same potential as the commercial one, and that we can use low-budget tools for the realization of such reconstructions.
We hope this will be the first of a series of such projects: the potential of these reconstructions are virtually endless for the popularization aims, and I’d love if you could give me, please, an opinion about this project. On our blog you can find the description of the phases of the project and the final results.
I hope to hear you soon and thanks for your interest!