A digital facial reconstruction reveals the face of the Skeleton, 125,” or “SK125” a man who lived in medieval Scotland, and died when he was 46-years-old. (Photo: © AOC Archaeology Group)
Archaeologists have reconstructed it, with the weathered face of a balding, middle-aged man suffering from back pain, and severe dental disease. He died more than 600 years old, and is buried in Aberdeen (Scotland).
Using facial reconstruction technology, the researchers created a digital model that will be available to catch a glimpse of the man known as the “Skeleton, 125,” or “SK125” let’s see what he may have looked like in life, the harbour of Aberdeen, the City’s representatives on the Council, said in a statement.
The result turns out to be the 46-year-old man in the face with the blue eyes, which are close to each other, and one jaw of which is missing a lot of teeth. The top of the physical condition of the specified years of severe tooth and gum problems, which resulted in the loss of teeth, chronic abscess and sinuses, according to the statement.
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SK125 will remain, along with 59 other complete skeletons and more than 4 000 human bone fragments were found during excavation work for the expansion of the Aberdeen Art Gallery in 2015. The building, which was built in 1885 on the site of a monastery and a church, which was built in the 13th century and was destroyed in 1560, the representatives of the council, said.
Workers are digging out the art gallery and discovered a charnel house made of red brick, with three of the Victorian coffins that are hundreds and hundreds of human bones. Further excavations at the gallery and discovered, with 60 skeletons, in individual graves, the oldest of which, including the SK125 — dated to between 1050 and 1410, when, according to the statement.
“The disarticulated remains have been found in the red-brick charnel house were to be refunded back to the late 19th century,” said archaeologist Paula Milburn, of the AOC Archaeology Group is a private archeology firm that has been excavated on the site.
“SK125 it was decided to rebuild it as he was one of the archers in an individual grave in a well preserved skull. Its level of preservation has meant that we were confident that he would be able to tell us a lot about his life,” Milburn told us that the Science, in an e-mail.
Osteologist Mara Tesorieri put up a picture of the SK125 is the general state of health by examining his bone structure, Milburn said. Together, with his teeth, and jaw problems, and he showed signs of degenerative joint disease in his middle and lower back may cause pain in the lower back. He was between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 5 inches (159 of 166 cm, which is shorter than the average for Scottish men during that time of the year, according to the statement.
A face from the past
In order to build a digital model of the SK125 face, a forensic artist Hayley Fisher, photographed, and measured his skull to work out how the muscles would have been attached, Milburn explains.
The use of this information, she was able to get an overlay of the skin, and that gives us the person that we are today. Even though his hair is the color of the eyes She or the interpretation of the measurements to make sure that what we are seeing is true,” Milburn said.
Most of the skeletons under the art gallery was one of the adults, between 18 and 46 years of age and older, and many of them showed signs of tooth decay, and the city council have been reported.
What is the next step for SK125 and will be a cemetery neighbor? The researchers used radiocarbon dating to pinpoint more exact dates for a few of the skeletons, which SK125, “which is currently being placed in a period of time, on the basis of its outdated skeleton,” Milburn said in an e-mail. The scientists will also study animal bones, and other artifacts found at the site, including coffin fittings, personal ornaments and fragments of pottery and glass, according to the statement.
“If you all are analyzed, we will be able to get a detailed picture of the people who were buried here,” Milburn said.
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Originally published on Live Science.