Extraordinary Hyper-realistic People Sculptures Were Reconstructed Who Lived Thousands Of Years Ago

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Extraordinary Hyper-realistic People Sculptures Were Reconstructed Who Lived Thousands Of Years Ago

Oscar Nilsson is a Swedish sculptor and archeologist who specializes and is skilled in reconstructing faces.

There have always been many differences between science and religion. A concrete example is that according to religion, the first human on earth was the prophet Adam about 7000 years ago, but some scientists based on the science they possessed, humans came from apes that were hundreds of thousands of years ago and gradually transformed into like now. Which do you think is right?

Quoted from Reuters, after 9000 years, finally, everyone in the world can see Dawn's face again. Dawn is a teenage woman who lived in the Mesolithic period, around 7000 BC, which was constructed by scientists, so they could see the appearance of the people who lived at that time. We may never know what the shape of a skull or the face of a Stone Age man was 8,000 years ago. But thanks to facial reconstruction, we can see what they look like.

In 2012, archaeologists found the skulls of men from the remains of 10 Stone Age adults and a baby. This skull was found at the bottom of a small lake that was formerly named Motala, in a Swedish east-central city. From these findings, only one of the adults who have jaws. The rest are without jaws, and two skulls have been placed on poles sticking out of the lake's surface. 3D facial reconstruction shows the appearance of one of the skulls without the jaw.

Image source, and credits:  Oscar Nilsson

Oscar Nilsson , a Swedish forensic artist, used this skull as well as genetic and anatomic information collected from it to make human sculptures. He revealed that the man from the Stone Age was an individual with blue eyes, brown hair, and pale skin in his 50s. Nilsson is an archaeologist and sculpture artist who chose to recreate human face specialization. Indeed, he still uses a computer to print 3D skull bones found from excavations, but the rest, with hand made, his fingers dancing to create the sculptures.

In 1996, he founded a company called O.D. The Nilssons who collaborate with museums around the world are working on a project to reconstruct the facial features of people whose graves have been found in archeological excavations. "Solving the secrets of human faces is something that always intrigues me; variations in bone depth, muscular grooves, tooth structure, jaws, and various possibilities that can shape a person's face are what make me very excited in this work. All faces that I try to turn on differ, each individual has its own uniqueness, "Nilsson answered when asked for his motivation.

Nilsson didn't want to damage the ancient skull, so he took a CT (computed tomography) specimen and used the data to print a 3D replica of plastic. From there, Nilsson determines the size of how thick to make facial muscles and skin of men based on forensic methods that focus on factors such as men's weight, height, and ethnicity.

The results of the analysis said this man came from a group of hunters and gatherers whose genetic heritage included people who came to Scandinavia from the north and east, as well as from the south some 2,000 years earlier. "However, in this case, there is no jaw, so, the first thing to be reconstructed is the jaw" Nilsson was quoted as saying in Live Science.

Image source, and credits:  Oscar Nilsson

Almost all adults in the cemetery do not have jawbones. The Middle Stone Age, or Mesolithic and graves containing the jaws of wild animals, including brown bears, wild boars, red deer, and deer, inspired Nilsson's choice for the man's reconstruction clothing and haircut. "He wore a wild boar skin. We can see from how human skulls and animal jaws were found that they clearly mean a lot in their cultural and religious beliefs". In addition, the man has short hair in reconstruction. "Hairdressers of his time had to use sharp stone tools to shape this," Nilsson said.

The man has a wad of hair on the back of his head, like a pig's tail. This short hairstyle allows the appearance of a 2.5 cm long wound on the top of the man's head. Head injuries, as well as head injuries found in other individuals, show signs of healing.

In fact, Nilsson added scarring that he had been treated by someone. Meanwhile, the white chalk that adorns the man's chest is a piece of artistic license, based on the fact that many indigenous groups today use lime for body paint. "This is a reminder that we cannot understand their aesthetic tastes, just observe it. We have no reason to believe that these people are less interested in their appearance, and in expressing their personalities, than we are today," Nilsson said.

Check out some of Nilsson's artworks on display in various museums in the world below!

(h/t: demilked ).

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#1 Adelasius Elbachus

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This is the face of Adellationus Elbachus, a handsome young man from Switzerland who lived in the VIII century AD. The name Adrelation is only a custom pinned by its research experts. The name Adellationus was only fiction pinned by the researchers. His skull indicated malnutrition and chronic infection, but at the same time, he had healthy and good teeth, one thing that was very rare at that time. From this data, Nilsson deliberately tucked a smile on Adelaziy face.

#2 Huarmey Queen

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A burial was discovered in northwestern Peru during an excavation by a group of Polish archeologists in 2012. This grave is characterized by the culture of Indian Wari (who was the ancestor of the Incas) and was found intact as a result of escaping looting and grave robbery. Treasure hunters often dismantle ancient tombs and take valuables in them for sale. Inside the grave complex lay 58 skeletons of aristocratic women of various age ranges along with various luxury items.

One of the skeletons marked with the name Queen Huarmey is the most prominent because it is the most luxurious compared to the others. Next to the skeleton were found precious stone jewelry, gold earrings, silver glasses, copper ceremonial axes, and one of them was also expensive cloth. Please note that at that time counted cloth was still far more valuable than gold and silver because the manufacturing was difficult and required a very long time. Sometimes it takes up to 2-3 generations to weave a piece of cloth.

After careful research, it was concluded that in her lifetime this woman often sat for a long time, doing a lot of activities with her upper limbs, namely weaving. Perhaps the person concerned is highly respected due to his expertise in weaving cloth as evidenced by the discovery of various gold looms near her body

#3 A Young Woman Who Lived In The Stone Age About 5500 Years Ago

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This girl died at the age of 20 years and was buried together with the fetus in her body. It is likely that she died due to difficulty giving birth. DNA in her body was damaged, but from similar findings at that time, it was concluded that people who lived in Brighton in England at that time were not white / Caucasian, but had similarities with people living in North Africa today. A finding that is quite astonishing!

#4 Estrid Sigfastsdotter

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This face is a remake of the face of Estrid Sigfastdotter, a wealthy and influential woman who lived near Stockholm Sweden XI century AD. A series of stone markers found at her burial site tells many things about her life and family. She was lucky enough to achieve longevity, which is approximately 80 years. Please note that during the Viking period, life expectancy was only 35 years. From research on her grave obtained information that her first husband had died in Byzantium.

#5 The Medieval Middle-Aged Man From The Middle Of Sweden Is Finished

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"C14 results show that he came from somewhere during the period 1470-1630. However, his skeleton analysis showed that he suffered from what is called os acromiale, a defect in the shoulder bone with a clear connection to the heavy use of longbow-shooting! Thus, it is possible to narrow the time span to 1470-1540, because long arcs gradually went out of fashion to be used during the middle of the 16th century. " writes Oscar.

#6 Neanderthal Woman

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This woman lived approximately 45,000-50,000 years ago. The skeleton was discovered during an excavation in 1848 in Gibraltar. In his Facebook account, Nilsson noted that he really tried to get the Neanderthal human face as it should because this species is not Homo Sapiens, even Europeans share 2-4% of DNA with Neanderthals so there must be a resemblance. Previously, people's images of Neanderthals were more like frightening giant apes, now they are closer to modern humans.

#7 Viking

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Here is the look on the face of a Swedish Viking king who lived in the early XI century. As a result of the discovery of adequate DNA, experts can determine the color of the skin, hair, and eyes. He died at the age of 45 years.

#8 This Is The Face Of A Teenager Who Lived 9,000 Years Ago

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7000 BC, Avgi is an 18-year-old girl living in what is now Greece. She witnessed when people began to exchange game in the forest, discover simple technology, and start an agricultural revolution.

#9 A Man Who Lived In Britain In The Saxon Era

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At the time of his death, he was 45 years old. His bones show that he has a strong body. As a result of permanent suppuration, many teeth and part of the upper jaw are gone. Probably died from inflammation. There are also injuries from violence. Maybe he was a soldier.

#10 A Man Who Lived In The Iron Age In Britain

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'This British gentleman of the Iron Age lived around 2,400 years ago. He was well-built but, unfortunately, died between the ages of 24 and 31 years. Her hair is styled in the hairstyles of German tribes called "Suebian knots".'

#11 Birger Jarl

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"Birger Jarl was the ruler of Sweden from 1248 to 1 October 1266, in Vastergötland, Sweden".

#12 Woman Of Romano-British Descent

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The rest of the skeleton indicates how hard the physical work must be done every day. She died between the ages of 25-35 years old. During excavation, many nails were found near her body, which is an occult practice. This possibility is a belief that the spirit of the deceased will not be able to disturb the living, or it can also be a result of trivial matters such as carelessness when closing the coffin.

#13 A Man Who Lived About 3,700 Years Ago In The Bronze Age

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This man's skull shows evidence of malnutrition and anemia due to iron deficiency. He died between the ages of 25-35 years.


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