The Dikika Child: Implications for Functional Foot Anatomy
This research project developed a methodology to use biomedical visualization techniques in reconstructing fossil specimens of human ancestry. A 3D animation was created that depicts the story and foot anatomy of the juvenile Australopithecus afarensis specimen popularly known as “Selam” or “The Dikika Child.” This visualization may help researchers observe subtle features that characterize the history of human locomotion.
Department of Organismal
Biology & Anatomy
University of Chicago
1027 E. 57th Street / Anatomy 201
Chicago, IL 60637