Artists reconstruct ‘Altamura Man’


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A pair of Dutch artists specializing in paleontological reconstructions on Tuesday presented their life-size version of what a Neanderthal man whose fossilized skeleton was discovered in a cave near the city of Altamura in the southern Puglia region in 1993.

Artists reconstruct 'Altamura Man'
The reconstruction of Altamura Man’s face 
[Credit: ANSA]

The so-called Man of Altamura was of stocky build, about 1.65 meters tall, had a jutting brow, a wide pelvis, an elongated cranium and a very big nose, according to the reconstruction by Adrie and Alfons Kennis.

See also: Altamura Man yields oldest ever Neanderthal DNA sample

Source: ANSA [April 26, 2016]



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