Digital modelling and stereolithographic production of a Homo Erectus skull

François Pérès (Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tarbes, Tarbes, France)
Farid Taha (Service de Chirurgie maxillo‐faciale, CHU d'Amiens, Amiens and at Université de Technologie de Compiègne, Compiègne, France)
Marie‐Antoinette de Lumley (Laboratoire de Préhistoire, Institut de Paléontologie Humaine, Paris, France)
Emmanuel Cabanis (Professor based at the Service de Neuroimagerie Paris Cedex, France)

Rapid Prototyping Journal

ISSN: 1355-2546

Publication date: 1 September 2004


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.



Pérès, F., Taha, F., de Lumley, M. and Cabanis, E. (2004), "Digital modelling and stereolithographic production of a Homo Erectus skull", Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 247-254.



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