Universität Wien FIND

300053 VO Virtual Anthropology - Introduction into digital 3D-methods (2020W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Der Kurs wird in Hybridform abgehalten. Jeweils 22 Teilnehmer*innen können vor Ort im großen Seminarraum der Anthropologie die VO besuchen, eine Aufzeichnung wird den anderen Teilnehmer*innen dann auf Moodle zur Verfügung stehen.

Thursday 08.10. 13:00 - 14:30 Hybride Lehre
(Kickoff Class)
Thursday 29.10. 13:00 - 14:30 Hybride Lehre
Thursday 12.11. 13:00 - 14:30 Hybride Lehre
Thursday 19.11. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Thursday 03.12. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Thursday 14.01. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Introduction into a new area of anthropology: From traditional methods to three-dimensional quantitative morphometry, data acquisition (CT, MRT, surface scanning), stereolithography, biostatistical analysis and math. methods (Geometric Morphometrics), applications in anthropology and medicine (hidden anatomical structures, virtual endocasts, likelihood-based reconstruction, e-preparation of fossils, ontogenetic vectors, phylogenetic classification, comp. brain anatomy, surgery planning, prosthetics, etc.), future working modes.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written test (multiple choice)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Linking up teaching with ongoing research at the dept., introduction into a new discipline, understanding modern methods in the literature, demonstrating possibilities for projects at the dept.

Examination topics

Lecture using audiovisual aids (PPT)

Reading list

Weber, G.W., Bookstein, F.L., 2011. Virtual Anthropology - A Guide to a New Interdisciplinary Field. Springer Verlag. ISBN 978-3-211-48647-4, Wien, New York.

Association in the course directory

BAN 3, BBO 8, BMG 10, BMB 10, BOE 11, BPB 11, BZO 11, EC EA PM3, UF BU 10, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04,

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