Scientists have been able to reconstruct the face of a very ancient Neanderthal that lived in prehistoric times, by collecting and processing a 70,000-year-old fossil of part of an ancient human skull.
An amateur paleontologist found part of the skull of the first Neanderthals found on the North Sea coast of the Netherlands in a hole with a collection of shells, and transferred it to the National Museum of Archeology in the Dutch city of Leiden in 2009..
The skull section is 3.9 inches by 2.3 inches and is classified as the earliest Neanderthal skull.
According to scientists and researchers from the University of Leiden and the Max Planck Institute in Germany, the part discovered in the skull was that of a young man with a strong structure who feeds mainly on meat, according to the Newsweek website.
The researchers determined that the skull owner had a benign tumor that caused a lump on his right eyebrow, and they called the man a “crisis.”
It was believed that Crane was a resident of Dogland, a prehistoric land bridge connecting England to the European continent, now submerged in the sea off the coast of the Netherlands.
A couple who specialize in restoring the faces of ancient human remains, the artists Alphonse and Edri Keens, who recreated Karin’s face in detail and waited for him with a wonderful smile.
In the video, Adar Keynes said that Neanderthals have a flat forehead with prominent eyebrows, prominent middle face and nose and large nose and nostrils.
The pair used a previously restored French Neanderthal skull as a starting point for building a Karin skull, using an excavated fracture and digital scans of other Neanderthal skull fragments to get a hypothetical initial look across Karin.
Kerrigan’s smiling face will be displayed as part of the exhibition ‘Dogerland’ at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, which presents the story of the first prehistoric inhabitants, according to the museum’s website.