Skip to comments.Revealed...the face of a Maltese woman 5,600 years ago
Posted on 05/15/2013 7:47:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Malta's megalithic temples are slowly revealing secrets about a population that was clever, artistic, creative and talented with an eye for detail and a taste for the delicate and the exotic.
Heritage Malta this evening surprised guests at the Malta Fashion Week with an exhibition entitled Jewellery through the times showing that Malta's first residents were not the aggressive, dirty individuals with unkempt hair which most imagine them to have been.
The exhibition was followed by a fashion show of replica prehistoric jewellery, which preceded the main highlight: changing the misconception related to the image of prehistoric people by means of a unique reconstruction.
The items featured in the fashion show were replicas of objects worn by individuals who lived on the Maltese islands some 5600 years ago. The artefacts exhibited were discovered at various Prehistoric Temple sites and form part of the permanent display at Heritage Maltas National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta.
Heritage Malta also launched a 3D virtual reconstruction of facial features based on one of the prehistoric skulls (over 5,000 years old) found at the Xagħra Stone Circle in Gozo. It revealed, for the very first time, what one of the earliest Maltese actually looked like.
It was a face which was much closer to what one would expect from a woman of our day and age rather than that of a person who lived on the islands over 5,000 years ago.
(Excerpt) Read more at timesofmalta.com ...
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I’d say something about how attractive she is, but I don’t want to be compared to Bill Clinton.
When Paul and Silas were shipwrecked on Malta, they described the local people as treating them with great kindness.
5,000 years is just an instant in time. Why would they think she would look any different from a person alive today?
Geeze, looks just like Juanita, from the lunch truck.
I heard the wimmen grew beards in them days ....
"I'd Hit IT".
...There, I feel better now.
Here's what another of the earliest Maltese actually looked like:
Charles Darwin theorized that the Maltese Dog breed could be as old as 6,000 years
One of their genetic characteristics was as they aged the rumps got bigger. May be some FR can contribute .
Dog years or people years?
First there is a lunch truck, then there is no lunch truck, then there is.
First there is a lunch truck, then there is no lunch truck.
Oh Juanita, oh Juanita, oh Juanita, I call your name.
Laz would hit it. AND not guilty.
I’d o’ hit it.
I heard the wimmen grew beards in them days ....
And braided their legs.
The 16 yo South American mummy. “If I wasnt married, I’d date her.” Lol.
Dunno about beard, but $10 says she had a uni-brow and a mustache.
Wach yer damm grammr. Yew supossed tu saay "Ah heered..."
How can they determine her eye color
it stands to reason Med folks were more fair then than now
so we hear Ramses the Big Dude as a reddish blonde
or blonde blue eyed Alexander or Carthaginians as fair
before the Arab expansion
The ultimate of all hard boiled detective films, IMHO.
“I never met a dame who didn’t like a good smack in the mouth” (Bogie slapping Mary Astor)
This was almost 4,000 years before Alexander or Carthage, and almost 3,000 years before Ramases. It was almost 1,000 year before the unification of Egypt and the 1st Dynasty. I’m not sure why you think it “stands to reason Med folks were more fair” then. Alexander was from north of Greece. Besides, she looks like Ziva’s sister.
I guess I just wanted to piss you off by claiming Med folks in ancient times were more fair than now since it was prior to the Arab incursion
I think really they were all Negro raced and the whites who came later stole it all from them
Hell we are all Negroes....gleeakin....I mean who am I fooling looking in the mirror?
That better son.....your panties unknotted dear?
Oh yes but war daddy.....there is only one race...the human one....all is relative
Blah blah blah
The one on the right: Not Guilty
Good question. It reminds me of those shocked by the discovery a man in Britain was demonstrably related to a man who lived 9000 years ago in the same little area, after investigating DNA salvaged from the latter. I guess it could be considered cute that many journalists think Europeans must have come down on sunbeams rather than having lived and died and left descendants like people everywhere else on earth.
That sounds like something Bill Clinton would say!
Can you introduce me?
It very well might have been, except for the yip-howling part. They're notable for their calm, quiet demeanor. So they may have snuck up on Odysseus and his crew, all crafty and stealth-like. The better to disarm them. :)
I don’t think they even *had* cigars or blue dresses on prehistoric Malta.
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Posted on 12/24/2011 9:27:13 AM PST by SunkenCiv
you forgot about grey eyed Athena...
An egregious error considering where I live in particular
Not bad looking. Probably was a handsome woman.
“It was a face which was much closer to what one would expect from a woman of our day and age rather than that of a person who lived on the islands over 5,000 years ago.”
What did they expect, a monkey?? We were totally human at that point.
They grow them today. It goes with the tattoos and body piercings.
Hair color and eye color is an educated guess. We have painted pictures of the ancient Minoans and it looked like they had white fair skin and dark hair and eyes and they lived about the same time as this woman did and near Malta.
Libyans and the ancient people of the Canary Islands had fair hair and skin. As for the Egyptian Pharoahs, a lot of that hair color reported is the effect of age on the mummies. Its anybody’s guess.
Or Hera of the white arms.
I remember that. The skeleton found in a cave was called “Cheddar Man”. He was found in the town of Cheddar. The direct descendant was the school teacher.
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