2D facial reconstructions
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.