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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Heid the Ba » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:49 pm

Don't worry, I have an office to myself so no harm done. :)
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Heid the Ba » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:22 pm

It is a sad indictment of the Scottish education system (including tertiary education) that I have no context in my own country for this but can place the date in the wars of Egypt, Assyria and the Hyskos.

I couldn't see a height for her, but if she is tall, fair and blue eyed she could be an ancestor of mine, if so we kept the height but the knockers died out some generations ago.
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Lance » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:53 pm

Heid the Ba' wrote:Don't worry, I have an office to myself so no harm done. :)

Yeah, but you raise a good point. There are other members that may not want to open them without a warning either.
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Lianachan » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:03 pm

tubeswell wrote:Is not fecundity by age cohort an important indicator of palaeo lifestyle? or something like that? (from my recollections of studying physical anthropology in the '80s)


I would imagine that it probably is, but that sort of stuff is not really my thing.

tubeswell wrote:Did she have a nice full set of even upper chompers?, or did she have a toothy grin?


Chompers in surprisingly good condition, and disease free. The wear on them was the main thing used to estimate her age.

Heid the Ba' wrote:I couldn't see a height for her, but if she is tall, fair and blue eyed she could be an ancestor of mine, if so we kept the height but the knockers died out some generations ago.

Enzo wrote:I wonder about the eyes. Is blue eyes a reasonable guess for the time and place?


Estimate is 5' 5.5" tall. Complexion, eye colour and knockers are very much artistic interpretation. Don't feel too bad about being contextless for that far back in your own country - it's not called pre-history for nothing. Those other heathen soaked forn parts were making records by that stage. If we were, they haven't survived.
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Lance » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:06 pm

There are knockers other than the ones I did?
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Lianachan » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:07 pm

No. Those are your artistic interpretation. If there had been, they would have been on this thread bang - day one.
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Lance » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:11 pm

Ah, okay. :D
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Lance » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:11 pm

Should I reduce them?
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Heid the Ba » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:12 pm

[tangent] I'm never sure what complexion and skin tone should be for people who spend their lives working outside. My suspicion is that they should be much darker than we are, but have no real basis for this other than the expression "farmer's tan" and what my father looked like after a lifetime working indoors and gardening at the weekend (see also professional cyclists). It amuses me no end to ask people who paint figures like this if they thought Celts* spent their lives indoors or wore high factor sunscreen. [/tangent]

*I know, I know.
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Heid the Ba » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:13 pm

Lance wrote:Should I reduce them?

No, the pictures are too wee already. :D
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Lance » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:15 pm

Oh, I could easily make them bigger.
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Lianachan » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:24 pm

Heid the Ba' wrote:*I know, I know.

Quite a large section of the conference I attended last week was about how there's no such bloody thing :D
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Lianachan » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:07 am

I "met" the remains of the woman in question this weekend, or her skull at least, and was lucky enough to see it being laser scanned to produce a 3D model.

Isotope analysis of her teeth reveals that she grew up very near (slightly to the west of) where she was buried, and the DNA results should be available soon and are likely to be able to determine her eye and hair colour (among other things, but people complained about those in the reconstruction).
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Heid the Ba » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:53 pm

Sweet. And lasers, everything is cooler with lasers.
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Lianachan » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:02 pm

Not a great photo, but 4,000 year old skull & two year old lasers, which I put on my Facebook page at the time.

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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Lance » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:04 pm

I can't pull it up even just using the URL directly. Maybe add it as an attachment?
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Lance » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:05 pm

She's not quite as cute in this one.

But that's just amazing!
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Lianachan » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:30 pm

Updated after DNA analysis, and finally properly published. Very proud of my mate Maya.
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:09 am

Good work!
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Arneb » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:00 am

I think she looks even more striking than the original Ava,

Too bad she is only an immigrant. Now that Britain has started to finally get rid of them, they have to crop up on you from the back graveyard, ts, ts. Don't tell Boris.

Seriously, this is one beautiful piece of work.
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Lianachan » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:14 pm

I prefer the updated version of her too.
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Lance » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:34 pm

And of course you knew this was coming.

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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby tubeswell » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:47 pm

I win
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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Lance » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:08 pm

tubeswell wrote:I win

Um, no. Not this thread you don't.

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Re: Facial Reconstruction

Postby Arneb » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:27 pm

Well, yeah, we knew.
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