A Closer Look at Evolutionary Faces
John Gurche, a “paleo-artist,” has recreated strikingly realistic heads of our earliest human ancestors for a new exhibit
- By Abigail Tucker
- Smithsonian.com, February 25, 2010
(Courtesy of John Gurche)
The brain of Homo erectus, who emerged 1.8 million years ago, was almost two-thirds as large as our own. H. erectus made tools and its body proportions were similar to a modern human’s.