Check out this facial reconstruction of a Nanjing girl from 300,000 years ago.
Zhao Chengwen, an expert of China Criminal Police College, reconstructed the face and said that the “Nanjing Homo Erectus” was about 30 years old. Her skeleton, which was incomplete, was first discovered in a Tangshan cave near Nanjing in 1993.
The reconstruction reportedly took more than 3 months, as it required Zhao to reconstruct the defective parts of the skeleton via computers. He also added bangs
Based on the appearance of the reconstructed face, she was claimed to have a typical “beautiful” facial appearance due to her distinctive facial features such as a flat forehead, an oval face, big eyes and a high nose.
Zhou added, her big eyes were an adaption to help her cope with the environment 300,000 years ago. As people had to hunt and protect themselves from wild animals, they had to have good vision.
The photo has gone viral, stirring up discussions among netizens. Some claim that the model looks masculine as she has stout eyebrows; while others say this ancient Nanjing girl looked a lot better than apemen.
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By Christy Mak