This project provisions scans of generic comparative elements of living species as well as iconic fossil specimens to illuminate patterns in human evolution. This project is designed to be used in conjunction with lesson plans available at Paleoteach.org (see link below) for k-12 educators. The digital models are made from physical replicas (rather than real specimens) in all fossil cases. The morphosource specimen numbers represent informal duke accession numbers for casts. The specimen number for the original fossils can be found in the description or notes sections. This may be important information when searching for additional contextual information for lesson plans.
Educators interested in using these materials should also note that the scans are not 3D print ready, nor are they colored to indicate 'real' vs. 'reconstructed' regions of the fossils.