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Issue No.04 - July/August (2005 vol.7)
pp: 10-13
ABSTRACT
Some scientists believe that a 7-million-year-old skull unearthed in Chad in 2001 could belong to the earliest known human ancestor. To prove this, however, they had to reconstruct the crushed skull using computer science and virtual reality.
INDEX TERMS
human ancestors, virtual reality, morphometric analysis, computer tomography
CITATION
Pam Frost Gorder, "Toumaï: Reverse-Engineering a Human Ancestor", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.7, no. 4, pp. 10-13, July/August 2005, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2005.83
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