Are These YOUR Ancestors? Faces of Medieval Scots Digitally Reconstructed.

The skeletons of almost 400 men, women and children from between the 15th and the 18th century, whose remains were unearthed in a cemetery five years ago, have been brought back to life thanks to digital faces created by forensic artists. By examining the remains, experts from the University of Dundee have revealed how the individuals lived and died, as well as what some of them would have looked like.

Scientists used forensic modelling to work out the shape of facial muscles and tissues, before using a computer programme to rebuild three of the people’s faces, which look strikingly modern.

You can read more about this fascinating project and also see images of the reconstructed faces of several of the people in an article by Sarah Griffiths in The Daily Mail at http://goo.gl/PMdeV5.

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