viernes, 12 de mayo de 2017

Museum offers face-to-face encounter with 4,000-year-old Indigenous family

Photograph by Philippe Froesch, Visual Forensic

Unique exhibit part of new Canadian History Hall, opening July 1
The Canadian Museum of History has unveiled a unique new exhibit that brings the faces of a 4,000-year-old Indigenous family back to life.

The museum revealed the three-dimensional forensic reconstruction of a shíshálh family whose remains were found in an ancient burial site near what is now Sechelt, B.C. The digital images move and blink in the incredibly life-like display.

"To look back on some of our people that existed within our territory 4,000 years ago, and to be in close proximity of their images — it's a humbling experience," Chief Warren Paull of the shíshálh Nation told CBC News.

"I see cousins. I see family."

The project was a three-year collaboration between the museum, the shíshálh Nation and the University of Toronto.

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