Archaeologists are embracing 3D printing and scanning as innovative ways to both preserve and display the past.
Ever want to examine rare objects from human history, wander through an ancient city that hasn’t stood for thousands of years, or count exactly how many teeth a Tyrannosaurus Rex rocked?
Archaeologists and paleontologists are working with 3D printing and 3D scanning technologies to make those dreams come true for everybody. First, Some Definitions Archaeology is the science of studying human history through physical objects extracted from their original locations, often buried under thousands or millions of years’ worth of detritus. Though related to archaeology, paleontology concentrates on the naturally-preserved physical remains of animals and plants, which are called fossils. […]
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