Talk to a prehistoric man who lived 10,000 years ago at the Pavilion of Serbia


A resident of Lepinski Vir, the man was believed to be a highly respected member of his community.
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What did our ancestors look like in the Stone Age? Studies indicate that Homo Sapiens were heavier, bigger and taller when they first appeared, according to exhibition director Fran Dorey at the Australian Museum. You can see it for yourself at Expo 2020 Dubai, where Serbian scientists virtually bring a 10,000-year-old man back to life.

Starting today, December 16, visitors will meet Mesolithic man himself, who died on the banks of the Danube in Serbia. Her face was reconstructed using Digital Ancient Human (DAH) technology, a combination of osteology, which is the study of bone structure, DNA, forensic science, and lore. make the game industry.

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The excavated human remains dating from 10,000 years ago were found between 1965 and 1970.
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Where can visitors meet prehistoric man?

The pavilion of Serbia is located in the mobility district. After the premiere, “Metahuman” will move to the second floor, where visitors can communicate with the human ancestor using a smartphone.

The moving 3D face will be on display until the end of Expo 2020 Dubai on March 31, 2022. On this floor, children and adults can also learn about the former Serbian settlement of Vinca.

who was he?

From his remains, experts deduce that the man lived in Lepinski Vir, an archaeological site in Serbia. At the time of his death, he was 50 years old, weighed 70 kg and had a diet consisting mainly of fish.

Interestingly enough, the man was buried in a “lotus” position with his legs crossed, which meant he held an important role in his community.

How it works?

Sofija Stefanović, Serbian scientist and associate professor of archeology at the University of Belgrade, said the collected facial data is transported to a digital biokinetic model. This 3D face is then fed into a software called the Unreal Engine platform which makes the expressions more realistic.

What makes the “metahuman” responsive, however, is a smartphone facial tracking solution. Be the first in the world to interact with a ten millennia old human being.