27 June 2017

Depicting the dead

What does our skull tell us about our facial appearance?

What are the challenges associated with identification of the dead using facial appearance? How can we predict the living facial appearance from partially decomposed soft tissues and/or skeletal material?

Discover the research behind virtual 3D computerised craniofacial reconstruction and its application in forensic human identification and archaeological investigation.

The talk will be led by Professor Caroline Wilkinson, Director of Liverpool School of Art & Design and Director of Face Lab.

Caroline has a background in art and science and her research and creative work sits at the forefront of art-science fusion and includes subjects as diverse as forensic art, human anatomy, medical art, face recognition, forensic science, anthropology, 3D visualisation, digital art and craniofacial identification.

Caroline is Director of the Face Lab, a LJMU research group based in Liverpool Science Park. Her archaeological work includes facial depictions of Richard III, St Nicolas, J.S. Bach, Rameses II and Mary, Queen of Scots.

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