Rebirth of Eve: Scientists have recreated the face of a woman whose remains are 13,600 years old

The opportunity to see the appearance of a woman who lived long before the construction of the Egyptian pyramids became available thanks to 3D modeling.

Diver Octavio del Rio discovered the remains of a woman in a flooded cave in the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico back in 2001. The find, due to its venerable age, was immediately dubbed Eve. Brazilian researcher Cicero Moraes was able to apply 3D technology to let the world see what a woman looked like between the ages of 20 and 25.

Rebirth of Eve: Scientists have recreated the face of a woman whose remains are 13,600 years old

About 80 percent of her skeleton has been recovered, which experts say is enough to figure out what she looked like when she was alive. The age of a woman’s life fell on an era thousands of years before the pyramids were built.

Experts shared with the public data that the latest forensic technologies allow to reliably recreate the appearance of a person, even from a defective skeleton.

DNA information and anthropological analysis were also incorporated into a computerized system to recreate ethnic characteristics. The discovery of Eve’s remains led to the initiation of additional research on the ground, during which fragments of the skeleton of other people were also discovered. However, subsequent finds turned out to be less significant, since their age is not so venerable..

According to scientists, the abundance of caves in the region provided ideal housing for people in ancient times. It is known that Eve had a broken back, and experts suggested that she either died in the cave or was transferred there shortly after her death. Probably in anticipation of her demise, she accepted «protective» embryo posture.

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text: Evgeniya Likhodey

Rebirth of Eve: Scientists have recreated the face of a woman whose remains are 13,600 years old

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