Facial Reconstruction By: alysha Garland Fowler

Mikhail Gerasimov was a soviet archaeologist and anthropologist who introduced major advancements to the field of forensics sculpture. He pioneered paleo-anthropological facial reconstruction of historic figures from the 1930's to 1970's. .

He reconstructed the faces of more than 200 people, including Ivan the Terrible, Yarsolav the Wise, Tamurlane and Rudaki (founder of classic Persian and literature). This became an importance to the field of Forensics.

Forensic facial reconstruction is the process of creating the face of an individual on a skull for the purpose of identifying an unknown person.

Materials needed for facial reconstruction

Facial reconstruction has a very important and unique role when investigating crime scenes. 3D forensic facial reconstruction is the art of reconstructing what a face might have looked like from a skull. This technique is most often used on discovered skeletal remains where the identity of the victim is unknown; it is a last resort for when all other modes of identification have failed to provide the victim’s identity.

The sculptor will work with forensic anthropologists to interpret the features of the skeleton that will ultimately help reveal the age, sex and ancestry of the victim. The sculptor can also reveal anatomical features (features that are related to the body structure) such as facial asymmetry, evidence of injuries like a broken nose or teeth that were lost before death.

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Created with images by elianemey - "skull cemetery genoa"

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