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Archaeology and 3D Printing: Face of 9,500-Year-Old Man Revealed

The Jericho Skull is one of seven plastered and ornamented Neolithic skulls excavated by archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon in 1953 at the site of Tell es-Sultan, near the modern West Bank city of Jericho. The discovery—an archaeological sensation that brought Kenyon international fame—was first reported in National Geographic in December of that year. 

In 2016, the British Museum created a digital 3D model of the cranium from the CT scanning data and learned even more about the Neolithic man inside the Jericho Skull.  Thanks to digital CT imaging, 3D printing, and forensic reconstruction techniques, specialists have recreated the face of the individual inside the Jericho Skull—and it turns out to belong to a 40-something man with a broken nose.

Reference and Further Reading : National Geographic 
Archaeology and 3D Printing: Face of 9,500-Year-Old Man Revealed Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Saturday, January 07, 2017 Rating: 5

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