Skip to comments.Paleoartist Brings Human Evolution to Life
Posted on 05/09/2014 3:07:16 PM PDT by Renfield
A smiling 3.2-million-year-old face greets visitors to the anthropology hall of the National Museum of Anthropology and History in Mexico City. This reconstruction of the famous Australopithecus afarensis specimen dubbed Lucy stands a mere 4 feet tall, is covered in dark hair, and displays a pleasant gaze.
Shes no ordinary mannequin: Her skin looks like it could get goose bumps, and her frozen pose and expression make you wonder if shell start walking and talking at any moment.
This hyper-realistic depiction of Lucy comes from the Atelier Daynès studio in Paris, home of French sculptor and painter Elisabeth Daynès. Her 20-year career is a study in human evolutionin addition to Lucy, shes recreated Sahelanthropus tchadensis, as well as Paranthropus boisei, Homo erectus, and Homo floresiensis, just to name a few. Her works appear in museums across the globe, and in 2010, Daynès won the prestigious J. Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize for her reconstructions....
(Excerpt) Read more at smithsonianmag.com ...
A hyper realistic reconstruction of an Australopithecus africanus based on cast of the skull STS5 (nicknamed "Mrs Ples") discovered in 1947 in Sterkfontein, South Africa. The fossil STS5 is between 2.1 and 2.7 million years old. (Photo: © P.Plailly/E.Daynès Reconstruction Atelier Daynès Paris)
I recognize that look. Her man is in trouble.
- Lucy Hussein Obama was a knuckle-dragging crackhead barack - not freckled like a red-haired northern biped
Wow. That guy made himself look really good. All it took was the invention of a razor. Who’da thought it?
Whilst artistically quite impressive and interesting, such things as science are like Just So stories.
yes....that one and “Can’t You Here Me Knocking”...
I meant “Hear”....
Chick is NOT HOT
There were at least two people that looked like this in front of me in the voting line last election - they were discussing the Democrat candidate.....
The artist's reconstruction of Lucy, a 3.1 million-year-old female Australopithecus afarensis discovered in 1974 in Hadar, Ethiopia. Because only fragments of Lucy's cranium were found, Daynès had to draw from the skull of another A. afarensis female Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/bringing-human-evolution-life-180951155/#z0kIBUVpEyKLXoZM.99 Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter
She’s got Elizabeth Warren’s cheekbones.
Strikes a passing resemblance to Christopher Walken!
Maybe she is guilty, but she looks like more fun to be around than that old Mrs. Ples in the first post.
Agreed. Waste of money, IMO.
PS to what I said: This woman is one heck of an artist, though.
Bigg Red: "Agreed. Waste of money, IMO."
The science here is only "like" Just So stories in the same sense that ancient two wheel carts are "like" today's 18-wheeler big rigs.
Both moved cargo from point A to point B, but the differences in disciplined scientific engineering is considerable, as are the results in capacity & speed.
Over many years now efforts have been made to draw pictures of creatures found in ancient fossils.
Virtually everyone appreciates those efforts, and these results are among the best yet seen.
You ignore the appreciation stated for the artist.
It’s still speculation and no one should take it at face value.
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