Thanks to the efforts of a multi-national team of researchers, a 9,000-year-old skull has a new face.
In an attempt to make it look more realistic, the skull was covered in plaster and had shells for eyes.
The first facial reconstruction in the world was created by this prehistoric design.
The British Museum used a micro-CT to measure the skull in 2016 and it was very detailed. A virtual 3D model of the skull was created and an initial facial approximation was made using the model.
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The new approximation uses different techniques to determine how the face may have looked, and adds facial hair.
There are 30 amazing facial reconstructions.
The new approximation shows the face of a dark-haired man in his 30s or 40s, since the skull was originally thought to be female. Archeologists think he was "middle-aged" by today's standards when he died.
The upper skull of the British Museum's Jericho Skull is larger than average.
One of the oldest settlements in the world is believed to be Jericho.
In the Book of Joshua, it is said that the first city to be attacked by the Israelites were the Canaanites.
Historians wrote in the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible that the event is thought to be Judean propaganda because of the lack of evidence.
According to archaeologists, the ancient city of Jericho has been continuously inhabited for about 11,000 years.
The skulls were encased in plaster and the spaces were filled with earth. Some of them had cowrie seashells placed over their eyes.
More than 50 skulls plastered from about the same period have been found throughout the region, and it's now thought they are relics of a funerary practice.
The image is the first of three.
The Manchester method, which was developed in 1977 and is based on forensic analyses, appears to have been used in the 2016 facial approximation.
It is often used for facial approximations of crime victims.
The latest approximation uses thousands of X-ray scans knitted together to create a 3D image of a living person.
He said that the techniques were not used in the 2016 study.
He wouldn't say if ours is an update or not. There is more structure, structure, structure and structure.
The exact measurement of the Jericho Skull in the British Museum is the only one that has been published. There is a lot of mystery surrounding this material. There is still a lot to be studied thanks to new technologies.