Guide to Patagonia's Monsters & Mysterious beings

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Austin Whittall

Friday, July 25, 2014

The face of a 300 ky Chinese H. Erectus

A super brief post with an image I came across. It is supposed to be the reconstrucion of the face of a female Homo erectus from Nanjing, China dated to 300 kya.

Actually it is the "Nanjing man", which is roughly 500 to 600 ky old (more information and a photo of the skull).

The reconstruction was done by an "expert". You can read more here (see article). Below is the image, quite "manga" like with the big round eyes and definitively oriental looking:

homo erectus female 300,000 years old

Homo erectus woman facial reconstruction (ca. 300 kya).

Well, Hollywood did worse, look at how Rachel Welch depicted a Prehistoric woman in "1 million years B.C." (filmed in 1966). Which would be the time frame for a Homo erectus. (Blonde?).

one million years BC

I actually prefer the following reconstruction of a female Homo erectus which looks less amateurish and has a odd amalgam of Australian Aboriginal, African but with straight hair! Picture source: Smithsonian Museum Of Natural History.

homo erectus female

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