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Stone Age teen girl’s face reconstructed from 9kya

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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.

See also: Could Stone Age clubs really kill?


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RCCF 9k YA calibrates to about 3750 YA not long after the ice age / dispersion from Bavel.. RCCF recent complex creation framework for understanding science in max avail context Pearlman
I have a hypothesis about the evolution of human facial and cranial features since Cro-Magnon to modern Eurasians. Most scientists today say that Eurasians interbred with Neanderthals early on. Not sure about the process. It could have been viral transmission but however it got there let's say it did once humans shared their range. Other evidence has shown that these genes are mostly deleterious to us, and micro-evolution is more than half-way done weeding it out. See article.. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/09/science/neanderthal-dna-natural-selection.html The proportion of such genes has decreased over time. That being so, I wonder of some of the changes attributed to evolution away from a supposed common ancestor is in fact just weeding out the genes from this aberrant introgression. IOW, if we found skulls from before the introgression they would look less like cro-magnon and more like say a modern San? Cosmo
Hmmm...she looks familiar... If Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo had a sister perhaps. If my experience as a father of two teenage girls means anything, I would say that she's probably not smiling because the wifi signal in her cave was bad. cmow

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