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Reconstruction Of British People – From Neolithic Era Till 18th Century

Realm of History has focused on the facial reconstruction of British people, ranging from a Neolithic dweller of Gibraltar, Pictish murder victim, to an English king and a Scottish ‘witch’. Suffice it to say, these recreations – fueled by archaeology, detailed analysis of subjects, and technology, are supposed to be credible estimations of the facial structures at the end of the day (as opposed to precise representations).

A fascinating project from the Gibraltar National Museum culminated in the facial reconstruction of ‘Calpeia’ – the name given to a Gibraltar woman who lived in the Neolithic era, around 7,500-years ago. The name in itself is a celebration of the Classical name of the Rock of Gibraltar.

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