The Faces Of Our Ancestors

2 comments June 2nd, 2009at 11:40am Posted by Eli

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Sarah Krulwich/New York Times

Today’s NYT Science Times has a fascinating profile of Victor Deak, who uses facial reconstruction techniques to turn hominid skulls into faces.  But not just any faces – no matter how primitive (or in some cases outright bizarre), Deak somehow manages to give our long-dead ancestors and cousins dignity, serenity, curiosity, intelligence and, yes, humanity.

Well, except for the neanderthal, who just looks confused and dismayed.

Be sure to check out Deak’s physical and virtual reconstructions at his own website. It’s absolutely mesmerizing.

Entry Filed under: Art/Architecture,Coolness,Science

2 Comments

  • 1. Anthony Proulx  |  June 2nd, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Nice its a wonderful process to see bone to skin.

  • 2. spocko  |  June 3rd, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Sawyer’s book Hominoids talks about the neanderthal race that survived in an alternate world. They are much cooler than us.


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