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This is a interesting article I came across today. A new analysis of a nearly 200-million-year-old skull has surprised scientists, but not merely because the skull was enormous — nearly 3 feet (1 meter) long — or because it was exquisitely preserved and not squashed, like many other Jurassic-period fossils are. Remarkably, the skull is three-dimensionally preserved and contains bones that are rarely exposed. Using cutting-edge CT scanning technology, the team o scientist have been able to digitally recreate the entire skull in 3D. More information: Here
Here’s an interesting article by Paleoanthropologist John Hawks, it details the problems CT scans can introduce when dating fossils via ESR (electron spin resonance) dating. This is particularly pertinent to paleoanthropology because of how vital exact dates are. http://johnhawks.net/weblog/reviews/geology/dating/x-ray-esr-ct-scans-2019.html
I talked about this elsewhere but so everyone has a chance to view it, here is a video showing a CT scan we (TMDC) did of a jacket with 5 eggs. The eggs are currently unknown and likely new, the main goal of the scan was to help determine if there are any embryonic remains inside. CT scans often are not ideal for showing bone so what we looked for were teeth since they tend to show up better in a scan and develop at a relatively early stage. Happy to answer any questions people may have about this. A local news story on the scan: http://www.choteauacantha.com/news/article_623de0fe-be6f-11e7-84df-5363c8eab191.html
GeschWhat posted a gallery image in Members GalleryThis is a brief video showing inclusion contained with in a Jurassic marine coprolite thanks to the magic of X-ray computed tomography (aka Micro CT Scan). The coprolite is from the Oxford Clay Formation, Orton Pit, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. Imagery was provided by the University of Minnesota X-ray Computed Tomography Lab.