2D facial reconstructions

Middle Ages

An example

Besides 3D facial reconstructions 2D reconstructions are also possible. The method is roughly the same as the one for the 3D reconstructions: average tissue thicknesses and guidelines are used. Only here the basis is a photograph of the skull.




The result is an image of a face viewed from the front and from the side.

An example of such a 2D reconstruction is this man of approximately 60 years old. He lived in the Middle Ages in a village (1100-1421 CE) which was swallowed in 1421 by the St. Elizabeth’s  flood.

Client: This reconstruction was commissioned by the municipality of Dordrecht.