The evolution of the human face - 7 million years in 65 seconds

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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 02:21 PM
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This video was created using scientists reconstructed 27 heads from bone fragments, teeth and skulls from around the world.
Not 100% scientifically accurate, as there were many parallel evolutions around the world from various regions, but it gives a good idea nonetheless on how we slowly evolve, adapting our morphology according to our environment.




Last year, the exhibition Faces of Our Ancestors was installed at the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. It consists of 27 model heads, painstakingly reconstructed by paleoanthropologists at the Senckenberg Research Institute.





Using skulls, bones and teeth found around the world, the researchers were able to extrapolate what our ancestors may have looked like, from the oldest known humanoid bones — Sahelanthropus tchadensis, found in the Western Djurab Desert, Chad, and estimated to have lived 6.8 million years ago — all the way through to Homo sapiens, with the youngest sample being around 56,000 years old.

It's interesting just seeing the images, which resurfaced in December of last year when Discovery posted a slideshow — but even more interesting, perhaps, is an animation by Dan Petrovic, which morphs the faces together. It's not a straight evolution; different regions produce very different physical characteristics, after all — but it's a fun watch, all the same.


Source: Cnet
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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 02:24 PM
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Before this turns into a major redundant debate, i m giving free hand outs of the following....




posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 02:25 PM
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Very interesting Vid. Thanks for that.
Seems to put to bed the Creation Theory of Humans being 6000 years old.



posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 02:27 PM
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Pretty cool animation, but :20-:40 is just hilarious. Doesn't even look hominid.



posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 02:28 PM
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Damn!!!!! we got some ugly ancestors


Nothing else to add except SnF

EDIT: just watched it again, does anyone else think :36 looks a bit like a Grey?
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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 02:32 PM
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Nothing against you OP.....Good find and all, BUT just because one group of bones was found to re create someone's face doesn't mean that is what all of the people looked like back then, or even now for that matter!

There are people today you can find that will look like our "ancestors" thousands of years ago!

Nobody's face is the same, each different civilization has different looking people.....this is opinion plain and simple from "science".....



posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 02:32 PM
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Where did I go wrong. Most of those ancestor pictures look better than me. Maybe I need to shave and get a haircut.



posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 02:38 PM
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Originally posted by Chrisfishenstein
Nothing against you OP.....Good find and all, BUT just because one group of bones was found to re create someone's face doesn't mean that is what all of the people looked like back then, or even now for that matter

I believe that's what the OP was acknowledging here:


Not 100% scientifically accurate, as there were many parallel evolutions around the world from various regions, but it gives a good idea nonetheless on how we slowly evolve, adapting our morphology according to our environment.



posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 02:46 PM
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Damn!!!!! we got some ugly ancestors

Imagine we co-existed today. Their People Magazine would vote in totally different Sexiest Person Alive. They would probably feel bad for us for how ugly we are.



posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 03:01 PM
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38 to 40 second mark really resembles reptilian phases.



posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 05:29 PM
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very thankful for our inset eyes and protruding noses, the alternatives look a little scary!



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