Palaeoanthropology - 3D scanner
These facilities are equipped to provide support for paleoanthropological research. Among other material and equipment, the lab has a complete paleoanthropological comparison reference collection, which is also used in teaching activities.
The 3D scanning equipment currently available at the 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 the shape and variation of anthropological remains and lithic materials and to record large archaeological surfaces, such as the Chalcolithic collective burial from Mirador (Atapuerca) and the Levantine rock art in the Prades Mountains (UNESCO World Heritage Site).