The Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology is on of the partners in the project Baken Se Africa. This project are the folow goals:
to create a large digital repository of micro-CT scans of human skeletal material from South African osteological collections;
to create standard operating procedures (SOPs) for scanning of bones and for storage and analyses of digital data;
o create a constitution regarding the ethical use of digital scans of human remains.
Global advances in 3D research into human variation and skeletal anatomy will improve our methods to identify unknown persons in forensic anthropology and will be particularly useful for advances in medicine and education in South African Universities.
The Bakeng se Afrika project is the first project of its kind in South Africa and draws together the expertise of three national higher education institutions, three international higher education institutions and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) to create a valuable national asset.