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Our Former Faces

February 24, 2013

To put a human face on our ancestors, scientists from the Senckenberg Research Institute used sophisticated methods to form 27 model heads based on tiny bone fragments, teeth and skulls collected from across the globe. The heads are on display for the first time together at the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. Continue HERE

Text and Images via Discovery.

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2 comments

  1. Yes, I was looking at this yesterday. The noses are what I noticed the most, and it made me wonder when – exactly – we evolved our current nose, and why? Heating air as it enters the sinuses was always my assumption, but that’s a cold-weather adaptation. Was there a different reason? And what was the mutation that caused it?


  2. Great subject to research. Thanks



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