Scientists reconstruct face of 9,000 year-old Greek teenager

 

Scientists reconstruct face of 9,000 year-old Greek teenager

Athens - Dawn is on display at the Acropolis Museum in Athens.

By Reuters

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Published: Wed 24 Jan 2018, 12:01 PM

Last updated: Wed 24 Jan 2018, 2:03 PM

Dawn was possibly anemic and may have suffered from scurvy, the researchers said. Evidence also pointed to hip and joint problems, which may have made it difficult for her to move and may have contributed to her death.
Discovered in a cave in 1993, the girl was named Avgi - Greek for Dawn - because she lived during what is considered to be the dawn of civilization.
 Theopetra Cave, in the Thessaly region, was first inhabited about 100,000 years ago, according to the Culture Ministry. Stone tools from the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods have been discovered, as well as pottery from the Neolithic period.
Dawn is on display at the Acropolis Museum in Athens.



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