Meet Dawn, a 9,000-year-old teenage girl © Reuters The angry face of Dawn is on display at the Acropolis Museum in Athens
This is what Dawn may have looked like when she was alive, 9,000 years ago.
The face of a girl, thought to be aged between 15 and 18, has been recreated by scientists based on remains found in a cave in Greece in 1993.
The silicone model was created using CT scans and 3D printing technology.
She was named Avgi, Greek for Dawn, because she lived in the Mesolithic period in about 7,000 BC, considered by some to be the dawn of civilisation.
According to researchers at the University of Athens, her remains suggest that:
- She had a protruding jaw, which could have been caused by chewing on animal skin to make it into soft leather
- Dawn suffered from anaemia, lack of vitamins and possibly scurvy
- She could have struggled to move because of hip and joint problems, which could have contributed to her death
Her bones indicated she was 15 when she died, but the teeth suggested she was 18. Other features like skin and eye colour were inferred based on general population traits in the area.
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