Neolithic dog's head recreated using Orkney skull


Blackleaf
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The head of a Neolithic dog has been recreated using a skull discovered in a cairn tomb in Orkney.

A forensic artist used 3D images of the 4,000-year-old animal to build the model - complete with realistic muscle, skin and hair.

The animal is believed to have been the size of a large collie with features similar to a European grey wolf.

Neolithic dog's head recreated using Orkney skull


13 April 2019
BBC News


The model was created by a forensic artist who normally recreates human heads

The head of a Neolithic dog has been recreated using a skull discovered in a cairn tomb in Orkney.

A forensic artist used 3D images of the 4,000-year-old animal to build the model - complete with realistic muscle, skin and hair.

The animal is believed to have been the size of a large collie with features similar to a European grey wolf.

The skull was one of 24 discovered when the chamber at Cuween Hill was excavated in 1901.

It is believed the dogs were placed there more than 500 years after the passage tomb was built.


The skull was one of 24 discovered in a chamber tomb at Cuween Hill

The model was built by forensic artist Amy Thornton using 3D images produced by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and Edinburgh University's Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

Ms Thornton used identical techniques to those she would normally use to recreate a human head.

She said: "The reconstruction was originally created in clay using traditional methods, with a 3D print of the Cuween Hill skull as the base to build the anatomy on to.

"The completed sculpture was then cast in silicone and finished with the fur coat resembling a European grey wolf, as advised by experts.

"The resulting model gives us a fascinating glimpse at this ancient animal."

Pets and guards

Steve Farrar, interpretation manager at HES, said the model would help "to better relate to the people who cared for and venerated these animals".

He said: "Just as they are treasured pets today, dogs clearly had an important place in Neolithic Orkney, as they were kept and trained as pets and guards and perhaps used by farmers to help tend sheep.

"But the remains discovered at Cuween Hill suggest that dogs had a particularly special significance for the farmers who lived around and used the tomb about 4,500 years ago. Maybe dogs were their symbol or totem, perhaps they thought of themselves as the 'dog people'.

"While reconstructions have previously been made of people from the Neolithic era, we do not know of any previous attempt to forensically reconstruct an animal from this time."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...tland-47919051
 
Danbones
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From wolves about 90 thousand years ago we now have dogs that vary from the smallest to the biggest - in comparable human terms - a size range that would go from 3 feet tall to 150 feet tall.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

From wolves about 90 thousand years ago we now have dogs that vary from the smallest to the biggest - in comparable human terms - a size range that would go from 3 feet tall to 150 feet tall.


Nah. Chihuahuas reach 9 inches tall and Great Danes nearly 4 feet tall, so a Great Dane is about five times taller than a Chihuahua.

It would be like humans ranging in size from 4ft fully grown to 20ft fully grown.
 
Curious Cdn
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Those 9 inch "Chihuahuas" running around are rats. Check you glasses prescription and buy some traps.
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Nah. Chihuahuas reach 9 inches tall and Great Danes nearly 4 feet tall, so a Great Dane is about five times taller than a Chihuahua.
It would be like humans ranging in size from 4ft fully grown to 20ft fully grown.

Try going by weight on a four footer - you don't go by height...duh.

The "biggest" dog would actually be the heaviest...

Balthazar, another Great Dane who also lives in England, is 7 feet tall when standing on his hind legs — Balthazar, however, tips the scales at a whopping 216 pounds
https://www.thoughtco.com/hercules-w...4d704-0-ab_gsb


Though there is no listed height with any of the major kennel club breed standards, Chihuahuas 6 lbs.
http://www.petchidog.com/chihuahua-weight

216/6 = 36; So you have a difference factor of about 36.

Human races however are generally measured by height not weight.

Most Jarawas are small in size. The average height for adult men is just under 150 cm (4 feet 10.5 inches)
https://www.quora.com/Who-are-the-sm...-on-the-planet

36 x 4.5 = 162.

Yes I was being conservative.

You should read your Beowulf doood.


PS
We also have found white red haired mummies at Windover swamp in Florida who are 7000 years old. That blows the myth that there were no white men here then, which was how the fakenews historians justified saying the Indians who keep turning out to be right when the facts come out, were incorrect about white red haired giants living here in North America in the past.

7,000-Year-Old Europeans in Florida, North America | Ancient Architects
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPWHduWKuZw

The First Americans - Part 6 - DNA Of The Windover Bog People
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbayBEbIEwc
Last edited by Danbones; Apr 18th, 2019 at 06:30 AM..
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Those 9 inch "Chihuahuas" running around are rats. Check you glasses prescription and buy some traps.

Have a wiener...

Around here the only thing we feed you democRATSs is the trumpbump.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

Try going by weight on a four footer - you don't go by height...duh.

Well I went by height because that's what you did.
 
Curious Cdn
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She's my Melancholy Baby with the head of a Mellon and the face of a collie.