From Sarah Gibbens at National Geographic:
The appearance of the 18-year-old woman, whom researchers named named Avgi, or ‘Dawn,’ is based on a female skull excavated from a cave occupied in 7,000 B.C.
Facial features have “smoothed out” over millennia, and humans look less masculine today, says reconstructor Oscar Nilsson. More.
Now if we could just get a group reconstruction we would know whether she looked typical for her era. Or whether the facial expression is usual.
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Stone Age art?