Saturday, April 8, 2023

A Brazilian team made a facial approximation

 A Brazilian team made a facial approximation ( reconstruction ) of the most ancient skeleton found in Egypt (~35.000 ybp ). You can see the result on the left picture. What attracted my attention is the eye shape (the epicanthic fold) which in my opinion looks somewhat similar to the reconstruction of Areni cave skull. Unfortunately there are so little reconstructions of very old West Asians to compare them. Was this widespread in the past or it is a software issue? If this reconstruction is correct then it means that my initial assumption about the unusual eye shape in Areni is related to northern admixture was not correct.

PS there is also a reconstruction of king Tutanhamon's father with a similar eye shape. See the comments for links

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