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Bordeaux (AFP) - Her clothes are made from fur, hemp and nettle and for decoration she sports ivory and bone beads. She has dark hair worn in dreadlocks, tattoos and a penetrating stare.
Dubbed "the woman from the Pataud shelter", little is known about this figure from prehistory -- except how she might have looked.
Although the dreadlocks and tattoos are pure conjecture, modern scientific techniques mean the facial features of a long-dead person can now be accurately reconstructed.
Former French make-up artist turned palaeontology expert and sculptor Elisabeth Daynes, has painstakingly created a model of Pataud woman.
Believed to have lived around 17,000 years ago in France's southwestern Dordogne region, her skeleton was found there in a rock shelter.
The life-size model is one of two star attractions at an exhibition being held at a Bordeaux gallery entitled "The Origins of Flesh -- our ancestors as you've never seen them before".
I think its cool when we are able to put a face to the pastedit on 14-11-2014 by punkinworks10 because: (no reason given)