The face of a modern human is almost uniquely flat and extraordinarily expressive. But our remarkable faces may not be as "modern" as we think. Here, a selection of skulls that once belonged to our prehistoric ancestors have been cast in metal and put on display. Children run their hands over the skulls' heavy brows and protruding jaws. These reconstructed faces look impassive, but a range of emotions are painted onto the visitors' faces. One small girl looks shy as she peeks around the legs of an adult.
26 Character Traits of Cro-Magnon Homo Sapiens–Revealed!
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In , in a shallow cave at Cro-Magnon near the town of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac in the Dordogne region of southwestern France , a number of obviously ancient human skeletons were found. The human bones found in the topmost layer proved to be between 10, and 35, years old. The prehistoric humans revealed by this find were called Cro-Magnon and have since been considered, along with Neanderthal s H. Modern studies suggest that Cro-Magnons emerged even earlier, perhaps as early as 45, years ago. Cro-Magnons were robustly built and powerful and are presumed to have been about to cm about 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall.
There are evidences to show that the Cro-Magnon people did not become extinct at the end of Quaternary Upper Paleolithic times but continued to survive through the Neolithic period up to present day Dr. Collignon observed in Dordogne, France, some people showing characteristics of Cro-Magnon, whom he considered to be the descendant of the latter. He even pointed out to the cultural similarities of the two people. The term Cro-Magnon has been derived from the locality of the same name in les Eyzies, France, where remains of five human skeletons were discovered.
To mark the th anniversary of the discovery his bones, researchers have re-examined the 28,year-old remains of a middle-aged Cro-Magnon man. They have found that he suffered from a genetic disease which heavily marked his skin and caused large tumors to grow all over his face. Public Domain. Previous analysis of the remains suggested that the lesions on the skull were marks made post-mortem, or due to a fungal infection , however the paper recently published in the journal The Lancet says otherwise.