Cornell College professor uses #3Dprinting to recreate ancient cultures

Article ID: 643562

Released: 19-Nov-2015 8:05 AM EST

Source Newsroom: Cornell College

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    Ellen Hoobler

Ellen Hoobler, assistant professor of art history at Cornell College, works with students to use 3D modeling and 3D printing to recreate the grave goods from the ancient Zapotec tombs in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Hoobler has been voted one of the "40 Under 40" of "Professors Who Inspire" by the website In 2014, she was one of the co-Directors of NEH Digital Humanities Startup Grant HD51944, "Dangerous Embodiments: Theories, Methods, and Best Practices for Historical Character Modeling in Humanities 3D Environments." Ellen has extensive experience in Latin America, particularly Mexico, and her field of specific expertise is pre-Columbian art of Mexico.