July 28, 2014

Faces of the past: late medieval Scots

Via Dick Eastman, a very cool article.

Science, in the form of digital reconstruction, has actually brought back the faces of people who resided in Leith, Scotland, between seven hundred and three hundred years ago.

I'm fascinated by historical facial reconstructions. To see people of the past literally staring back at you through the ages. Who ever would have thought, even thirty or forty years ago, that this could be done?

The article has photos of three of the people: a 13 or 14-year-old boy from the late 14th century, a woman between 25-35, and a young man the same age from between the mid-16th to mid-17th century.

These are amazing... granted, liberties have been taken with complexions and hairstyles. The mens' hair, in my opinion, looks way too modern, but the woman's looks period. I would have given the men longer hair, or maybe a King Richard III/Lord Farquaad bob for the boy.

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