Archaeologist Shows How People Lived Thousands of Years Ago Looked and the Result Is Amazing

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Artists who dedicate themselves to facial reconstruction are so amazing that some even reconstruct faces without the help of computer technology but their own hands instead. One such Swedish archaeologist Oscar Wilson who specializes in the reconstruction of human faces spent several hours rebuilding faces for museums around the world. His only material are excavated skulls or bones that have been discovered recently. To protect the skulls, he uses 3D printed skulls instead. Historical and Anthropological facial reconstruction requires more than an artist’s touch, it requires knowledge of history and the period in which the particular specimen existed. Wilson says “The human face is a motif that never ceases to fascinate me: the variation of the underlying structure as well as the variety in details seem endless. And all the faces I reconstruct are unique. They are all individuals” – Check out 13 of his most famous specimens of facial reconstruction.

1Huarmey Queen

The tomb of the Huarmey Queen was discovered in 2012 in north-west Peru by Polish archaeologists. The burial reflected the nature of the Indian Wari culture or later called the Incas. The tomb revealed no less than 58 noblewomen of varying ages buried with an extraordinary number of luxurious items. The most famous of the lot was one that the scientists nicknamed the Huarmey Queen as the nature of her luxuries reflected someone of higher rank or status. There were a huge number of gold items artifacts found in her tomb.

Forensic examination found that the woman spent a great deal of time sitting and weaving as was suggested by the number of weaving tools all crafted from gold and several expensive textiles. In that era, textiles were considered more valuable than gold as it took more than one generation to weave a garment.

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2A Young Woman Who Lived In the Stone Age About 5500 Years Ago

This young girl was found to have died when she was 20 and was even buried with a baby on her chest suggesting difficult childbirth. The DNA wasn’t well preserved but from graves also discovered in Brighton (UK), it was found that people who lived there were not white. They had a complexion similar to people from North Africa.

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3Estrid Sigfastsdotter

Estrid Sigfastdotter was assumed to have lived in the XI century AD. She was a rich and influential woman who lived near Stockholm in Taby. Several rune stones were also found near her burial site that spoke stories about her life and her family. She lived for about 80 years in site of the fact the life expectancy of the Viking age was only 35. Her reconstruction was possible because of her remains discovered near the runestone that was laid commemorating her first husband who expired in Byzantium. Estrid was probably instrumental in improving her native land that involved constriction of bridges, roads and infrastructure.

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4Adelasius Elbachus

This was a handsome young man who lived in VIII century Ad in Switzerland and was named Adelasius Ebalchus by the research that discovered him. His skeleton indicated that he suffered from chronic infection and malnutrition. But in spite of this, he had lovely teeth which was a very rare feature of the time which also explains why he was made to smile.

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