[Irtalk] Homo naledi fossil discovery a triumph for open access and education

Ina Smith Ina at assaf.org.za
Mon Sep 28 18:27:25 SAST 2015


Teachers and researchers all around the world are printing 3D models of the fossils of Homo naledi. Kristina Killgrove, a leader in applying 3D printing technology in her anthropology classroom, wrote: "I downloaded the model as an .STL file...and then printed it using my trusty old MakerBot. It took 20 minutes, tops. Then I gave the model to a grad student who was heading in to teach the undergraduate lab in biological anthropology. Bam! Species-announcement-to-teaching-cast in under 12 hours."

Ina Smith
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