View Full Version : Artists reconstruct 'Altamura Man'

04-30-2016, 07:08 PM

A pair of Dutch artists specializing in paleontological reconstructions on Tuesday presented their life-size version of what a Neanderthal man whose fossilized skeleton was discovered in a cave near the city of Altamura in the southern Puglia region in 1993.

The so-called Man of Altamura was of stocky build, about 1.65 meters tall, had a jutting brow, a wide pelvis, an elongated cranium and a very big nose, according to the reconstruction by Adrie and Alfons Kennis.

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05-16-2016, 12:17 PM
I like this look. It's almost like a cross between the atlantoberids of Spain and the rugged IranoMeds of Zagros/West Asia

He would also fit nicely in Southern France.

Oddly enough you don't see this type in Italy any more (or at least, it seems rare).

I do agree with the commenter above, this is definitely an underrated type of research/analysis that the public could benefit from.