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300335 UE Virtual Anthropology - 3D Applications and Software (2021W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 16 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Vorbesprechung Mittwoch 6. Okt. 11:30 Online in Moodle
Unbedingt notwendig:
Eigener Desktop/Laptop mit Maus
Stabile Internetverbindung

NVIDIA Grafikkarte
2. Bildschirm
MS-Office oder Open-Office Applikationen
Windows-Emulation für Apfel-Computer

Wednesday 06.10. 11:30 - 12:15 Digital (Kickoff Class)
Thursday 25.11. 08:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum 1.1 PC, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.003, Ebene 1


Aims, contents and method of the course

Applied exercises with real data (from theory to results), handling of software packages and data, visualisation of results, identification of landmarks (LM) and semilandmarks (sLM), creation of surface data and conversion, basics of form- and shape analysis of complex geometries (but no substitute for theoretical courses!)

Assessment and permitted materials

Written test

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Linking up teaching with ongoing research at the Dept. of Anthr., introduction into a new interdiscipline, understanding and applying modern methods in the domain of comparative morphology.

Examination topics

PPT presentations for theoretical background, computer exercises using datasets of human skull and teeth, introduction to various software packages and application to data.

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


Last modified: Tu 28.09.2021 13:49