Archeological finds will be printed on the 3D printer

Вторник, 16 мая 2017 16:39 Опубликовано в News in English

Anthropologists from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) Robert Losey and Tatiana Nomokonova arrived to Salekhard within the project on restoration of history of development of domestic reindeer husbandry in the arctic region from ancient time to our days.

They are studying fragments of bone parts of reindeer harnesses from collections of the archeological monuments Ust-Poluy and Yarte-6.
According to the information given to the news agency IA “Sever-Press” in the press-service of the governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, during a month the Canadian scientists will scan fragments of archeological finds in order to print them on the 3D printer in the University of Alberta. Further Robert Losey plans to create precise copies of the ancient and medieval harnesses, to compare them with modern analogues and already next year to come back to Yamal to try the items on reindeer.
The researches are being conducted within by Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research together with archeologists of the scientific center for study of the Arctic.