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University of Wollongong

People

2009

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

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Faces Of The Teouma Lapita People: Art, Accuracy And Facial Approximation, Susan Hayes, Frederique Valentin, Hallie Buckley, Matthew Spriggs, Stuart Bedford Jan 2009

Faces Of The Teouma Lapita People: Art, Accuracy And Facial Approximation, Susan Hayes, Frederique Valentin, Hallie Buckley, Matthew Spriggs, Stuart Bedford

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

In 2008 we completed facial approximations of four individuals from the early Lapita Culture, a seafaring people who were the first to settle the islands of the Western Pacific circa 3000 years ago. Typically an approximation is performed as a 3D sculpture or using computer graphics. We chose to sketch what we have been able to determine from the remains because the artistic conventions of drawing work with visual perception in ways that are more complementary to the knowledge, theories and methods that make up the facial approximation of human remains.