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Ancient Bog Girl's Face Reconstructed

 
 
Reply Fri 4 Feb, 2011 04:26 pm
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http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/319/cache/bog-body-moora-reconstructed-digital_31947_600x450.jpg
"Moora" stares across millennia, thanks to a digital reconstruction based on the Iron Age girl's fragmented skull—one of several interpretations released January 20.

Along with the nearly complete corpse of the teenager, peat bog workers found her 2,600-year-old skull bones—mangled by peat-harvesting machinery—in Germany's Lower Saxony state (map) in 2000.

At first, "the police thought it was a criminal case"—perhaps the remains of Elke Kerll, a young woman who disappeared in 1969—said Andreas Bauerochse, a paleoecologist with the Lower Saxony State Office for Cultural Heritage.

But the DNA of the corpse and Kerll's living mother didn't match, and the identity of Moora—nicknamed after Uchter Moor, where the remains had been found—remained a mystery until 2005.

That year, peat workers found a hand at the same spot where the bog body had been found and scientists including Bauerochse were called in.

The hand was physically a good fit for the body, they found. What's more, by radiocarbon-dating the peat on the hand, the pair determined that Moora died about 650 B.C.

—Ker Than
February 2, 2011
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/02/pictures/110202-ancient-bog-body-moora-girl-face-science-recreation/

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Ionus
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2011 12:16 am
I wonder if she was sacrificed.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2011 05:58 am
@Pamela Rosa,
I wonder if she has descendants alive today.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2011 06:14 am
it's believed she was a white victim of black crime

police are detaining two Mesopotamians and a Moor
JTT
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2011 06:47 am
She looks so damn, how do I say this? ... human!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 05:27 am
@djjd62,
She looks like a lipstick lesbian . . .
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Pamela Rosa
 
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Reply Sat 12 Feb, 2011 01:42 am
@rosborne979,
She looks like his sister:
http://bluemoviereviews.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/cera-1.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Cera
rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 14 Feb, 2011 10:44 am
@Pamela Rosa,
Pamela Rosa wrote:

She looks like his sister:
http://bluemoviereviews.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/cera-1.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Cera

Ha. They do look similar don't they. Smile
Pamela Rosa
 
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Reply Mon 14 Feb, 2011 01:28 pm
@rosborne979,
It was in the comments section :
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Looks like the actor Michael Cera
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Cera
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 14 Feb, 2011 01:33 pm
she looks like just about every mexican mennonite girl that worked the packing line i supervised
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mennonites_in_Mexico
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