Thursday, January 09, 2014

The Pre-Stonehenge Caucasian Man - far too photogenic? what's going on here?

Tourists entering English Heritage's new £27 million visitor centre at Stonehenge will quickly confront its most spectacular exhibit - a man who was born 500 years before the earliest stone monument appeared at the site.

The well-preserved skeleton was discovered in an elaborate tomb in the 1860s, providing a rare example of the anatomy of Neolithic people. His face has been brought to life by Swedish sculptor Oscar Nilsson, using information from bone and tooth analyses. The length of the man's bones, the skeleton's weight and his age - estimated at between 25 and 40 years old - were used to determine the thickness of the skin on his face and muscle definition.
[source SOTT]


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