Virtual Anthropology

Virtual Anthropology (VA) is best characterized as a multidisciplinary approach to study anatomical data representations in 3D, particularly humans, their ancestors, and their closest relatives (other primates).

Virtual Anthropology contributes to comparative and functional morphology. It exploits digital technologies and pools experts from different domains such as anthropology, primatology, medicine, paleontology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, and Engineering.

The first textbook of this new interdiscipline provides a comprehensive overview:

The six main work steps of Virtual Anthropology are:

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