Making Faces: Using Forensic and Archaeological Evidence

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Texas A & M University Press, 1997 - Social Science - 256 pages
This is the compelling story of pioneering work in reconstructing the facial appearance of ancient people. Archaeologist John Prag and medical artist Richard Neave give first-hand accounts of the exciting search for evidence to recreate a likeness and explain the historical circumstances surrounding each body. Some have been victims of sudden death, such as the Minoan priest and priestess crushed in an earthquake while carrying out a human sacrifice around 1700 BC, or 'Lindow Man', the Iron Age body found in a peat bog near Manchester in 1984, himself probably the victim of a sacrifice. Others have died peacefully, like Seianti, an Etruscan woman whose remains are in the British Museum; and some are famous like the great King Midas of Phrygia.

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Fascinating stuff. Made me wish I had a single artistic bone in my body, as this whole reconstruction scene would be a personal ideal career. Alas! Not an artist. This is an immensely readable book ... Read full review

Making faces: using forensic and archaeological evidence

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Written for the general reader with an interest in the ancient world rather than for the forensic anthropologist, this work details the collaborative efforts of archaeologist Prag and medical artist ... Read full review


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