Facial reconstruction of a severely fragmented bog body

K. Pueschel, D. Saering, P. Kaesemann, S. Scheuermann, K. Kreutz, S. Ohlrogge, U. Wittwer-Backofen, S. Burrath, C. Wilkinson, A. Bauerochse, M. Schultz, E. Jopp

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    In 2000 a severely fragmented bog body was uncovered in the "Groes Uchter Moor" (District of Nienburg, Lower Saxony). An interdisciplinary team of forensic scientists, anthropologists, palaeopathologists and archaeologists initiated the reconstruction of the skull and face of this female bog body, named "Moora". With a newly developed computerized animation based on computed tomographic (CT) findings of individual bones and fragments, the skull was reconstructed digitally and subsequently by using the rapid-prototyping technique.On the basis of this skull model five scientists formed different faces of the bog body using different facial reconstruction techniques. The results are presented two dimensionally.

    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)221-224
    Number of pages4
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • Archaeology
    • Anthropology
    • Mummies
    • Computed tomography
    • Models, anatomic

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