Half-scale, incredibly detailed miniatures created by scanning the individual full-sized (1:1) skulls, printing them at half scale, and meticulously prepping them for molding. The resulting cast is a perfect duplicate of the original, only smaller. Skillfully hand-finished, each skull’s osteological features are crisp and clear, from nasal aperture and eye sockets to sutures and foramina. We think you will be amazed by the fidelity to their full scale counterparts.
These 1:2 scale casts of 6 human skulls allow for the study of characteristics suggestive of geographical ancestry (African, Asian, and European) and sex. This set consists of 3 male and 3 female skulls. Although the concept of ancestry assessment is controversial, certain features of the skull may be of use in differentiating ancestral groups. Some key traits for the analysis of geographical ancestry include eye orbit shape, palate shape, maxillary incisor shape, nasal aperture shape, presence or absence of nasal spine, and shape of nasal sill. Key features for sex assessment include size of mastoid process, robustness of browridge, shape of chin, angle of ramus, and shape and contour of forehead.