About this Research Topic
Despite the benefits provided by virtual representations and by new analytical tools, virtual Paleontology and computational analyses are still not as common among researchers, especially in cases where classic paleontological research is preferred. Virtual data is therefore poorly shared and new methodologies usually do not easily reach different scholars, in particular younger researchers, who usually show an insatiable hunger for learning and acquiring new skills and methodologies.
This Research Topic represents a collection of open access papers on virtual representations and new computational analyses in order to provide a meeting point for new generations of paleontologists and an updated overview of virtual Paleontology applications.
We welcome authors to submit papers sharing their data, research and studies on fossils, both on vertebrates and invertebrates, focusing on virtual representations and new computational analyses.
Keywords: 3D scan, CT scan, virtual fossil, computational analysis, 3D analysis
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