Summary of the project
Archeology & Paleontology
3D High Resolution
Cradle of Humankind, South Africa
Laboratory AMIS CNRS UMR5288
3D PALEONTOLOGICAL ANALYZES FOR A SCIENTIFIC DOCUMENTARY – KROMDRAAI, SOUTH AFRICA
“Kromdraai, discovering the first human”: A 90-minute documentary released in 2021.
Written and directed by Cédric Robion
Production Ex Nihilo, in co-production with Et Alors Production and Altus & Fortis, with the participation of France Télévisions and Ushuaïa TV
Audience Award at Pariscience 2021.
To see on France 5 in “Science grand format”
IMA Solutions continues to support the “Kromdraai” project led by Professor José Braga, University Professor of Human Paleontology at the AMIS CNRS UMR5288 Laboratory and by Professor of Human Paleontology Françis Thackeray from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. This documentary highlights the latest discoveries from the excavation site and in particular the fossilized bones of two young people: a “Homo” and a paranthrope.
The 3D scanning of these fossils from the “Cradle of Humankind” as well as their virtual reassembly and their 3D analyzes, in particular by X-ray tomography, help scientists in their analyzes in order to improve knowledge of our origins.