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Prehistoric Cultures

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Prehistoric Celebrities

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 This is the face behind the famous golden death mask of King Tutankhamun.

This is the face
behind the famous golden death mask
of King Tutankhamun


"Ötzi"  The Iceman
"Feb. 25, 2011 -- Brown-eyed, bearded, furrow faced, and tired: this is how Ötzi the Iceman might have looked, according to the latest reconstruction based on 20 years of research and investigations." --  DiscoveryNews
(25 February 2011)


Reconstruction of Kennewick Man.
Kennewick Man
by Jim Chatters and Thomas McClelland


"Mitochondrial Eve"

"An artist's impression of Mitochondrial Eve who probably lived in Africa, about 150,000 years ago." -- Wikipedia

King Tut
Homo sapiens sapiens
ca. 1333–1323 BC
"The Iceman"
ca. 3300 –3255 BC
"Tepexpan Man"
a female
Homo sapiens sapiens

ca. 4,700 ybp
"Minnesota Man"
a female
Homo sapiens sapiens

ca. 5,000-1,000 BC
"Kennewick Man"
Homo sapiens sapiens
5650 - 9510 ybp
"Eve of Naharon "
Homo sapiens sapiens
ca. 13,600 ybp
"The Hobbit"
Homo floresiensis
94,000 to 12,000 ybp
"The Old Man"
of La Chapelle-aux-Saints
ca. 60,000 ybp

"Mitochondrial Eve"
152,000 - 234,000 ybp

"Turkana Boy"
"Nariokotome Boy"
Homo erectus or Homo ergaster
1.6 mya

"Nutcracker Man"
Pithecanthropus boisei
Australopithecus robustus
OH 5 (Olduvai Hominid number 5)
1.75 mya

"Taung Child "
Australopithecus afarensis"
2.5 mya
Australopithecus afarensis"
3.2 mya
"Little foot"
Australopithecus [species uncertain]"
2.2-3.3 mya
Ardipithecus ramidis
4.4 mya


 Skull of "Minnesota Woman" unearthed in 1931



"Hobbit" (Homo floresiensis)  artist's reconstruction.

"A male Homo floresiensis may have looked something like this"
(Image: National Geographic) -- BBC



La Chapelle-aux-Saints 1
"The Old Man"



Peter V. Bianchi
National Geographic





Australopithecus afarensis female – Lucy – 3.4 million years B.P. discovered in Hadar in Ethiopia – made on the basis of the cast of the skull AL 417
© 2010 Photo S. Entressangle
Past Horizons


"Ardi" stood about 47 inches (120 centimeters) tall and weighed about 110 pounds (50 kilograms).

"'Ardi' stood about 47 inches (120 centimeters) tall and weighed about 110 pounds (50 kilograms)."
National Geographic


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