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Faces of Our Ancestors


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, concept, discovery, humans, interesting, investigation, research, study )

Giana
- 552 days ago - news.discovery.com
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.



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Rebecca Y. (26)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 1:04 pm
Thank you Giana, I was completely captivated. If we look at our continents and the people who live there, we can see that we have all changed since recorded time. When we look at the historical homes, we can see that people were much shorter than we are now. Also just look at all the different Nationalities and how much different they are once they began marrying out of their ethnic families. We have maintained some of our ancestors characteristics but we have also added or subtracted other characteristics. It would be interesting to study the faces of an Italian from 1500 and an Italian that had married someone from a different ethnic background and trace that lineage to 2013! I would say it would be quite different than the original. My own family were Germanic and some of my ancestors married American Indians. There is another interesting group to study. American Indians, although not extinct, were decimated by the early settlers and many were killed and others sent to reservations while still others married white people thus bringing about changes to their lineage. What characteristics remain in our own lifetime on earth? What characteristics have changed? All the things that man has invented have changed humans and we will continue to change as we invent new things and travel to places we have never been before perhaps intermingling with other species from distant planets! What a concept!!!
 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:37 pm
Thank you
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 5:10 pm
How interesting.
 

S Ricci (2)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 6:33 pm
This is the story of ALL of us, how interesting!
 

Julie F. (65)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 7:52 pm
interesting
 

june t. (65)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 10:48 pm
Wow, I was mesmerized by the photos. Fascinating story.
 

D D. (102)
Monday February 25, 2013, 12:29 am
That was incredible.....thanks.
 

EARTH DAY IS EVERY DAY (82)
Monday February 25, 2013, 2:07 am
Thank you.
 

Anna M. (18)
Monday February 25, 2013, 2:31 am
good story, thanks
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday February 25, 2013, 6:34 am
No!

I am not going to kiss you.
 

caroline s. (79)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 3:16 am
Fascinating, thank you!!!
 
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