Louise Leakey and Autodesk launch 3D fossils website

Screenshot of the new AfricanFossils.org website.

Posted by Scott Bjelland on November 30th, 2011. Category: General

Dr. Louise Leakey (TBI, Stony Brook University) and 3D software company Autodesk have teamed up with the National Museums of Kenya to create an ongoing interactive showcase famous fossil discoveries from the Turkana Basin in virtual 3D.

Newley launched, AfricanFossils.org enables visitors to explore a virtual “lab” filled with numerous famous fossil finds which can be enlarged, rotated, and viewed from any angle. While offering a limited selection of fossils at the moment, Leakey plans to continually update the library to comprise not only fossils of human ancestors but the other prehistoric animals with which they shared their environment. 

For full article view: Turkana Basin Institute.

Copyright © 2011 Turkana Basin Institute. All Rights Reserved



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