3D printing recreates face of 9,000-year-old skull

By AuntMinnieEurope.com staff writers

February 1, 2018 -- An international team led by archaeologists from the University of Athens in Greece have reconstructed the face of a teenage girl from roughly 7,000 B.C. using CT scans of her skull and 3D printing technology.

Named Agvi, which means "dawn" in Greek, the girl's bones were resting in Theopetra Cave in Thessaly when the group first found them in 1993, according to an article from BBC News.

CT scans suggested that the girl had a protruding jaw, anemia, vitamin deficiency, and hip and joint problems. The researchers made estimations of the thickness of the flesh at several anatomical points on the face based on a combination of imaging information and professional knowledge from various scientific backgrounds.

The group unveiled the reconstructed face at the Acropolis Museum in Athens, where it is currently on display.

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