Face of 'ordinary poor' man from medieval Cambridge graveyard revealed

About 700 years after his death, a working-class man from Cambridge is getting a new face — one that looks like Daniel Craig after a poor night’s sleep. The 13th century man, called Context 958, was found with hundreds of other skeletons in one of the largest medieval hospital graveyards in Britain. The mass grave was discovered underneath the Old Divinity School of St John’s College; it was excavated between 2010 and 2012. Now scientists in the UK are studying the remains to get a better understanding of the lives of ordinary poor people in medieval England. That includes using facial reconstruction technology and other forensics techniques to get a sense of how they looked. “Most historical records are about well-off people and... Continue reading…

Face of 'ordinary poor' man from medieval Cambridge graveyard revealed

New facial reconstruction of a man buried in a medieval hospital graveyard discovered underneath a Cambridge college sheds light on how ordinary poor people lived in medieval England.

Tue 21 Mar 17 from Phys.org

Archaeologists Reconstruct Face of Medieval Man Who Died 700 Years Ago

The face of a British man who died about 700 years ago has been brought to life using reconstructive technology.

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Livescience

The face of a Medieval ‘poor man’ living in England 700 years ago

Scientists performed a remarkable facial reconstruction of a 15th century man who lived his last days at the mercy of charity.

Tue 21 Mar 17 from ZME Science

The Haunting Face of a Man Who Lived 700 Years Ago

This may look like a photograph, but the highly realistic face staring back at you belongs to a man who died over 700 years ago. The researchers who performed this unbelievable facial reconstruction ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Gizmodo

Mysterious 700-year-old skeleton discovered in Cambridge

Researchers from the University of Cambridge found the skeleton under St John's College in 2012. They have now analysed his bone structure to recreate his face and reveal clues about his life. ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Daily Mail

Face of Ordinary Poor Man from 13th Century Cambridge Reconstructed

NewsThe growth of forensic science and art has allowed a look into the faces of kings, from the famous Shakespearean villain Richard III, to the famed boy-pharaoh Tutankhamun. But what about ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Laboratory Equipment

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