I founded anthronomics ltd back in 2011 as a way of developing and distributing digital tools and apps to help with learning and study in anthropology and archaeology. It was an award-winning company no less, and it delivered our Dactyl app – which allowed you to play around and interact with 3D digitisations of bones. It was really rather wonderful, and made a huge impact in the classroom, lab and home.
In 2020 I decided to close down the company. Unlike literally everything else at this time, it had nothing to do with the coronavirus. The company was founded to develop new digital tools, but over the years we made the the underlying methods we used available more broadly, and we published a number of papers where we detailed this. We also started to make our models open access, which is not an ideal money-making approach as my accountant told me… So, I’ve decided to stop the company, but keep the tech going in a non-profit capacity.
Thank you to everyone who has helped and supported the company over the years. I’m proud that the company achieved what it set out to do. And as a certain Mr Stark once said, the ending is part of the journey.