Cuba's Montane Museum exhibits first 3D pre-Columbian collection
Havana, july 22 (Prensa Latina) The osteological collection of the Montane Anthropological Museum in the capital stands out today among the first digital exhibition by a team of specialists from the United Kingdom, Spain and Cuba.
The international experts reconstructed thirteen pre-Columbian human skulls in 3D, from the island and Peru, which are part of the collection of the referred entity, according to the Virtual Archaeology Review magazine.
The text highlights the importance of this event, which for the first time offers systematic and reliable results based on the use of digital techniques to reconstruct valuable pre-Hispanic pieces.
The researchers include professionals from the Natural History Museum in London, United Kingdom; the Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (Iphes-URV), the University of Valladolid and the National Research Centre on Human Evolution, Spain, and the Montane Museum.
According to the British scientist and first author of the project, Gizeh Rangel-de Lazaro, the study offers unprecedented evidence of 3D reconstructions of pre-Columbian skulls in the Caribbean area and other artificially deformed ones in South America.
She also announced that they plan to upload the digitized pieces with historical and intangible information associated with them to a digital platform, such as Google Arts & Culture, Sketchfab or Morphosource, to increase the visibility of the institution that holds them.
Currently, the institution is working to overcome the challenges of new technologies and offer samples of scientific advances and create innovative projects to attract visitors.
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