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How I reconstruct the faces of early human ancestors

Sculptor Élisabeth Daynès works in paleo-reconstruction, bringing the faces of long-dead human ancestors back to life.
shaving a neanderthal

Serving face

Science Eye for the Neanderthal Guy

Julia Rothman

Élisabeth Daynès, sculptor and founder of Atelier Daynès, Paris

Thirty years ago, I was sculpting hyperrealistic masks for theatrical productions. Then I met these scientists who asked me to create

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