The Jericho Skull, excavated from the Palestinian Territories of Jerusalem, dates back to the final phase of the Stone Age between 8200 and 7500 BC. It is part of The British Museum’s collection in London, UK, and has been 3D printed to look as it would have done in life, all those thousands of years ago.
ThinkSee3D Ltd. is a 3D cultural heritage service provider, based in Oxford, UK, responsible for the 3D printed Jericho models. Speaking to Steven Dey, the MD and founder of ThinkSee3D, 3D Printing Industry discover the challenges faced in recreating the Jericho Skull, and the nuances of 3D printing that have revealed new scientific theories about the living skull’s conditions.
Created using 3D Systems industrial 3D printers
There are three 3D printed stages of the Jericho on display alongside the original – which has been filled with cement to stop the cranium from caving in. All three models were 3D printed in gypsum using a 3D Systems industrial 3D printer – potentially the ProJet CJP 660Pro that has case studies in the same material for 3D printing dinosaur bones.
The first 3D print of the Jericho skulls shows a partial reconstructio...
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