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Tango0116 Feb 2024 4:40 p.m. PST

…in Scotland 4,000 Years Ago

"In the '90s, a team excavating a stone quarry in Scotland unearthed the 4,000-year-old skeletal remains of a young woman. She'd been laid to rest in a crouched position in a stone-lined grave. Archaeologists nicknamed her the Upper Largie Woman after the Upper Largie Quarry, where she was found.

Now, an artist has created a reconstruction of what she may have looked like during her lifetime in the early Bronze Age. Her remains have been carefully reburied, but the reconstructed bust is now on display at the Kilmartin Museum in Scotland. The museum reopened earlier this month after being closed for three years during a $8.4 USD million (7 million) renovation project, per Sandra Dick of the Herald…"


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14Bore16 Feb 2024 5:01 p.m. PST

Somehow doubt her skin tone would be anywhere near a shade darker than than Caucasian. Can suppose they have facial bone structure correct.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Feb 2024 5:17 p.m. PST

Neat, but total conjecture.

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian16 Feb 2024 6:55 p.m. PST

Not total conjecture. The bones tell a lot. But there is artistic interpretation.

Erzherzog Johann17 Feb 2024 2:23 a.m. PST

I'm pretty sure DNA work on remains from that era do suggest that darker skin was most likely.

Brennus17 Feb 2024 3:00 a.m. PST

Fair skin tones arrived in Britain much later with the arrival of the beaker people. This has been confirmed by genetic analysis.

FourDJones17 Feb 2024 5:55 a.m. PST

Were things miserable in the Bronze Age?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2024 11:12 a.m. PST

She looks like the lady who lived in the flat next door when I was on a sabbatical in Edinburgh

forrester17 Feb 2024 2:30 p.m. PST

"Were things miserable in the Bronze Age?"

Being buried for 4000 years doesn't do a lot for most people's tempers

Tango0117 Feb 2024 3:04 p.m. PST



Zephyr117 Feb 2024 10:13 p.m. PST

"Somehow doubt her skin tone would be anywhere near a shade darker than than Caucasian"

Probably had a pretty good tan…? ;-)

Druzhina18 Feb 2024 12:52 a.m. PST

Fair skin apparently only evolved after the change to a low vitamin D diet with the introduction of agriculture.

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Cerdic18 Feb 2024 4:54 a.m. PST

Zephyr1 – A tan? You've clearly never been to Scotland…

Put her in jeans and a hoodie and she wouldn't look out of place walking down the street in Glasgow.

Dagwood18 Feb 2024 8:10 a.m. PST

Cerdic – If the sun don't come you get your tan by standing in the Scottish rain. (After Lennon and McCartney)

Tango0118 Feb 2024 3:21 p.m. PST



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