This video from the USA says about itself:
Ancient Ancestors Come to Life
2 Jan 2014
See our ancient ancestors come to life through paleoartist John Gurche‘s realistic human likenesses for the Smithsonian’s Hall of Human Origins. “The human story is really nothing short of the story of a little corner of the universe becoming aware of itself,” says Gurche.
VIDEOGRAPHERS: Gabriella Garcia-Pardo and Dominic Mann
EDITOR: Gabriella Garcia-Pardo
By Isaac Saul in the USA:
Artist Brings Our Prehistoric Ancestors To Life (VIDEO)
01/03/2014 3:21 pm EST
Ever wonder about the origins of those incredibly life-like busts of our prehistoric ancestors on display in natural history museums?
As it turns out, the renderings are the handiwork of a handful of highly skilled paleo-artists around the world — including John Gurche, featured in the video above. …
Gurche, 62, spent four years sculpting the 15 detailed busts of human ancestors now on display at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. In addition to many sculptures, he’s also produced a book, “Shaping Humanity: How Science, Art and Imagination Help Us Understand Our Origins.”
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