Facial reconstruction is so powerful that we can provide new details about how ordinary people lived their lives 700 years ago.
Although we could be tricked into believing the man pictured in the image above is part of our society, we are actually dealing with a photograph that illustrates, in the most realistic way possible, the human figure of a man who died more than 700 years ago.
The picture is created using a facial reconstruction technology that allows us to accurately reconstruct the anatomy and features of an ancient human face.
The man lived in the XIII century. He is one of the 400 corpses found under John’s College, Cambridge, UK, between 2010 and 2012.
Thus, the man was less than 40 years old when he was buried.
His bones presented serious signs of frazzle, that indicate he led a hard life, full of working challenges.
His teeth enamel has stopped growing during his youth. This fact suggested that he lived moments of hunger and illnesses throughout this period.
Scientists are not quite sure which was his job, but they believe that his occupation involved some kind of trade.
The man had a diet rich in fish and meat, according to an analysis of the teeth disintegration phenomenon.
Also, experts consider that he was a patient at St. John, a charity institution that took care of dozens of sick patients who were too poor to live elsewhere.
The discovery gives researchers a closer look into how ordinary people lived 700 years ago.
Finally, the new study is a tribute to those ordinary people whose lives would have been forever forgotten if not for facial reconstruction.