This is why you should digitize your fossils!

There’s a must-read post over at Anole Annals, describing micro CT of a specimen preserved in amber. Emma Sherratt also scanned a bunch of other specimens – and who’d-have-thunk-it? there’s skin impressions in the 3D shape of the whole soft tissues in the amber! Here’s the pic she posted:

Also check out that ant! WOW!

So why should we scan stuff that is currently rotting undisturbed in collections? Because you never know what you are going to find!

About Heinrich Mallison

I'm a dinosaur biomech guy
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3 Responses to This is why you should digitize your fossils!

  1. Em Sherratt says:

    Vielen Dank Heinrich, I’m glad you enjoyed my post! My sentiments exactly – I’m all for museum collections being used to their fullest potential.

    You might be interested in this work:
    The website of my friend and collaborator Russell Garwood, who CT scans boring looking rocks and recreates the most amazing 3D models of ancient invertebrates!

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