Having a few minutes spare today, so I thought I’d try to fit the skull under the skin.
It’s not perfect because the face is at a slight angle, but it will do.
I find the following odd thing: the upper edge of the orbits should be coincident with the brows. I touch my brow’s outer edge and there’s bone underneath but in the reconstructed face there is not: there’s a hole, part of the eyes’ orbit has been displaced. In fact, the eyes seem to be well below where they should be (I do have some orbit space under my eyes but that reconstruction seems to have the eyes on the very lower edge of the orbit, not in the middle of it).
Overall this causes a distortion, enhancing the forehead, lowering the eyes’ and probably the nasion too and creating eyes that are too modern Caucasoid (we actually have slanted orbits but Pestera had them straight), albeit if somewhat small maybe.
The cheeks and upper lip are fine though but the browridge has also been smoothed, something I already noticed before.
Excellent Work! – Now that i look at this.
This reconstruction looks very similar to the one they have done of the early American skull.
Google “Luiza” – They could be family in a side by side comparison.
They do.. a lot of Australoid traits to the forehead in both.
Sorry thats “Luzia”
Is there a side profile view of this skull by any chance around? That nose they did is horrendous.
I couldn’t find one CG.
A look at it rotating and you do see that the cheekbones definitely have a mongoloid look to them.
You have good “friend” TheSokotoEmpire !
Matilda, as you are interested in the Berbers I thought that the following might interest you.
Prehistoric Desert Town Found in Western Sahara
Thu Aug 19, 2004 01:52 PM ET
RABAT (Reuters) – The remains of a prehistoric town believed to date back 15,000 years and belong to an ancient Berber civilization have been discovered in Western Sahara, Moroccan state media said on Thursday. A team of Moroccan scientists stumbled across the sand-covered ruins of the town Arghilas deep in the desert of the Morocco-administered territory.
The remains of a place of worship, houses and a necropolis, as well as columns and rock engravings depicting animals, were found at the site near the town of Aousserd in northeastern Western Sahara.
The isolated area is known to be rich in prehistoric rock engravings but experts said the discovery could be significant if proven that the ruins were of Berber origin as this civilization is believed to date back only some 9,000 years.
“It appears that scientists have come up with the 15,000-years estimate judging by the style of the engravings and the theme of the drawings,” Mustapha Ouachi, a Rabat-based Berber historian, told Reuters.
Berbers are the original inhabitants of North Africa before Arabs came to spread Islam in the seventh century.
I did some diggin into that, and it appears to be BS, unfortunately. Back then there was nothing but Mechtoid populations and stone tools in the Sahara.
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