posted on Apr, 25 2007 @ 02:17 AM
Interesting that you should bring up progeria, as that was another thought of mine. however, with progeria, the deformity is due to uneven bone
growth along the cranial plates, correct? Would this leave any pitting or scarring on this region? Primarily if the culture the child lived in was
one of sparse means, creating issues with nutrition (which would have already been evident in the rapidly aged body of the child). It would not
appear to be progerian from my distant inspection...but who knows. I am a call center manager, forgive my lack of anatomy understanding. I did get
my wife through nursing school...but that was 8 years ago.
When I look at this picture:
I can see many things. The missing maxillae is likely what makes me think the middle of the face could be deformed.
I do see that there is a greatly reduced sinus cavity, and the setting for the mandible appears to be fairly robust, as of the chin may be much
stronger than one would expect, much as you have portrayed.
The auditory canal does seem to be set very low on the skull. This in intriguing, as it would render the acoustics very, very different than we are
used to. The auditory canal would almost have to cross with the upper spinal cord on its way back up into the brain. That is very interesting.
I would bet this individual suffered from pretty severe ear infections, as the contents of the upper throat would be either level with or slightly
above the inner ear entry in the throat (assuming that this biology remained similar to ours).
The only othe knock that I can find is that the temple and zygomatic structure on the rendering you have may not be quite to scale on the skull...but
this once again may be soft, fleshy tissue. It seems that the temples and cheeks are more pronounced on the outside of the orbital socket. You see
how much bone is protruding? There is even an edge where the center of the maxillae was broken out. I wonder of the eyes didn't protrude more on
It is good work...i can barely roll a booger, and applaud your artistic ability.