Ancient Hominids Face Reconstruction

The Faces of Ancient Hominids Brought to Life in Remarkable Detail

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Homo sapiens - Facial Reconstruction

Homo sapiens

Homo sapiens (Latin: "wise man") is the scientific name for the human species.  Anatomically modern humans first appear in the fossil record in Africa about 195,000 years ago. The model depicted above was reconstructed from skull and mandible fragments found in a cave in Israel in 1969.  This young female Homo sapien lived between 100,000 and 90,000 years ago. Her bones indicate she was about 20 years old. Her shattered skull was found among the remains of 20 others in a shallow grave.

The facial reconstructions have been turned into an animated video by Dan Petrovic , which depicts the gradual shift in facial features over time. We highly recommend watching this fascinating video.

All images copyright of the Senckenberg Research Institute .

By April Holloway

Comments

“scientists [...] set out to put a human face to ancient hominid species”

Of course they did. Darwinists will go to any length to "prove" their creation myth.

Before the faithful try to burn me at the stake, answer this: Who has ever, in the history of the world, observed Life arise apart from the same kind of life (or its programs)?

No one. Ever.

I see a pattern
John Kerry resemblance

To think,
we lived SO long ago.
for us,
the primordial mists of space and time
when the face of the Earth itself was different
when we weren't really even quite "us" just yet

It seeks that the faces change, sometimes radically, depending on who is doing the reconstruction. As was brought out by another poster, non bony surface features such as noses, lips, etc. are totally the opinion of the reconstruction artist. Some of the really early reconstructions of "humans" may very well be extinct apes. In many cases there are very few fossil bones to reconstruct from. These figures are educated guesses at best. Look at the progression of Neanderthal man from the early reconstructions to the darn near homo-sapien look alikes that are being shown today. More evidence will result in better examples.

I agree. It is possible to take a modern human skull and do a reconstruction that makes it ape-like or alien-like, whichever the sculptor’s bias is. The nose especially is subject to contention because the nasal cartilage rarely fossilizes. So a modern human skull can easily reconstructed with an ape-like nose.

 

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