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Shape modelling in biological anthropology

Watch Dr Stefan Schlager present another application of shape modelling: biological anthropology.

In this course we have been focussing mainly on medical applications of shape modelling. Here we take you on a visit to Dr Stefan Schlager, a biological anthropologist who also works with shape models.

He shows us the reconstruction of a skull based only on a fragment found in a wood – a forensic application. This research on the reconstruction of missing or shattered bone is also made available to surgeons like Dr Metzger, whom we met at the beginning of Week 5 of this course.

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