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Our 12+ favourite funny reactions to this amazing reconstruction of a prehistoric man

Swedish sculptor, Oscar Nilsson, is an expert at recreating the appearance of people who lived thousands of years ago – which he does via careful analysis of the bones they have left behind.

Here are some of his amazing reconstructions.

Estrid as an old woman. Täby Bibliotek/The Viking Museum, Sweden.


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Slonk Hill man. 250 BC, Iron Age. Brighton Museum, England.


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Tybrind girl, whose remains were found in Jylland, Denmark. About 7000 years old. Moesgaard Museum, Denmark. (Photo: Medielab Moesgaard. Iga Kuriata.)


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While all of his models are stunningly realistic, the one that caught the attention of funny tweeters was this one, of a British prehistoric man.

It wasn’t directly because of Oscar’s great skill, but due to who – and what – the reconstruction brought to mind.

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You can see more of Oscar’s work on his website here. In the meantime, enjoy Jim Carrey’s ancestor getting a bit of a pamper.


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