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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.
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
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.