Palaeoanthropology - 3D scanner
These facilities are equipped to provide support for palaeoanthropological research. Among other material and equipment, the lab boasts a complete palaeoanthropological comparison reference collection, which is also used in teaching activities.
The 3D scanning equipment currently available at IPHES consists of two three dimensional surface scanners:
- Breuckmann's SmartScan structured light scanner
- NextEngine 3D Scanner HD laser scanner
3D scanning is used in different research areas of the Institute. It is currently being employed to analyse shape and variation in anthropological remains and lithic materials and to record large archaeological surfaces, such as the Calcolithic collective burial from Mirador (Atapuerca) and Levantine rock art in the Prades Mountains (UNESCO World Heritage Site).