Archelon skull

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Skull of the paratype for Archelon ischyros, a giant sea turtle that swam the waters covering North America during the Late Cretaceous. Collected by George R. Wieland during an expedition in South Dakota, USA in the mid 1890s. Scanned by Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage Digital Imaging Specialist Chelsea Alene Graham and Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Museum Assistant Christina Lutz using Artec Space Spider in 2017. Processed by Graham using Artec Studio Professional, MeshLab and Meshmixer.

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The Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH), established by a transformational gift from Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin (Yale College ’78), is dedicated to advancing the sustainable care, study, and use of the world’s cultural heritage through multidisciplinary research, innovation in technology and conservation practice, education, and advocacy. At the crossroads of technology, the Institute is home to state-of-the-art conservation studios, research laboratories, and a digital heritage program. Led by Senior Director Mary Miller, IPCH develops cutting-edge research and teaching in a multidisciplinary setting as well engaging with Yale’s collections and academic programs.


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