A 16-year-old teenager discovered in Cambridge reconstructed from analysis of her skull. Possibly of German descent, the young woman was one of the first Christians in the United Kingdom.
The face of a 16-year-old girl is buried in VII century with one Rare Red Gold Cross Close Cambridgein the UK, from analyzes of his skull.
Using measurements of the adolescent’s skull and tissue depth information for Caucasian women in general, the forensic artist Hugh Morrison He recreated his appearance. However, without DNA analysis, it was not possible to determine the color of his eyes and hair.
“It was exciting to see his face evolve,” he admitted, according to phys.orgMorrison, who pointed out an interesting detail about his appearance.
“His left eye was about a centimeter much lower than his right eye. That would be very cool in real life.”
Through previous analyzes of the teenager’s body, which was discovered in 2012 by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, it has already been verified that the young woman was sickbut the cause of his death remains puzzle.
What is known – and visions – is that it was Buried in a very strange way: lying on a wooden bed with a crucifix, golden brooches, and shining clothes. To date, only 18 graves have been discovered in the UK.
One of the first Christians in England
There is also new evidence of a change of residence for the teenager when she was still young. The young woman moved from central Europe – somewhere in the Alps, possibly southern Germany – to England, a transition that triggered A sudden change in your diet.
Isotopic analyzes of her bones and teeth revealed that the proportions of protein in her diet were drastically reduced once she arrived on British soil – a turn late in life that suggests the young woman He was not alive long in England.
“Maybe she was very ill and traveled a long distance to a completely unknown place – even the food was different. It must have been scary.”she says Sam Leggettone of the archaeologists responsible for the analysis.
Her cross and ornaments make it possible to identify the girl as One of the first converts to Christianity in England. Young woman will be a member of aristocracy or da Royals.
She appears to have been part of an elite group of women who traveled from Europe, possibly Germany, in the seventh century, but it remains a mystery. Will they be political brides or perhaps brides for Christ? “Leggett wondered.
The “new” face, lifestyle and its characteristics via Trump – along with gold pins and clothes – will be shown to the public on Wednesday at the Cambridge Museum of Archeology and Anthropology.
exposure Beneath Our Feet: The Archeology of the Cambridge District. It will be active from June 21 to April 14, 2024.
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