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

"Paleo-artist" John Gurche recreates the faces of our earliest ancestors, some of who have been extinct for millions of years. (Courtesy of John Gurche)

Homo erectus

Homo Erectus
(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.

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