Neolithic Thailand woman’s face reconstruction

Archaeologists reconstructed the face of one of the oldest human remains excavated from Thailand. The remains are dating back 13600 years.

The reconstructed face (by Susan Hayes, Rasmi Shoocongdej, Natthamon Pureepatpong, Sanjai Sangvichien & Kanoknart Chintakanon)

The remains of the woman which were used for the reconstruction were found in the Tham Lod rock shelter in north-west Thailand. The woman was between 25 and 35 years old and between 1.48 and 1.56 metres tall. The age of her remains and the location they were found in suggest that she descended from the first humans to colonise South-East Asia. Using a global dataset of measurements of skulls, muscles, skin and other soft facial tissue from a large sample of the population across the world, a first approximation of the woman’s face has now been created.

Facial approximation used for reconstruction (by Susan Hayes, Rasmi Shoocongdej, Natthamon Pureepatpong, Sanjai Sangvichien & Kanoknart Chintakanon)

(after International Business Times, Susan Hayes, Rasmi Shoocongdej, Natthamon Pureepatpong, Sanjai Sangvichien & Kanoknart Chintakanon)

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