Mechta-Afalou head model

Mechta-Afalou head model

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Credit: P.PLAILLY/E.DAYNES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions: This image may not be used in any context outside of mainstream science without the express permission of Atelier Daynes. Permission must be cleared for use by museums, in exhibitions, private use and front covers. No use in articles about Elisabeth Daynes or the Atelier Daynes.

Caption: Mechta-Afalou head model. Reconstruction of a Mechta-Afalou head based on fossils found at Afalou in Algeria (1967). These fossils date from 25,000 to 8,000 years ago. The Mechta-Afalou people were a form of early humans (Homo sapiens) that inhabited northern Africa. The markers on the cast of the fossil skull indicate the thickness of the skin that will be sculpted during the modelling process. Reconstruction by the Daynes Studio, Paris, France.

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