Issue No.04 - July/August (2005 vol.7)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCSE.2005.83
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.
human ancestors, virtual reality, morphometric analysis, computer tomography
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