Facial Reconstruction

Facial anthropology may facilitate the search process by providing a 2D or 3D depiction of the face of the individual that may generate names for further investigation.

Facial reconstruction can be performed by a facial anthropologist or forensic artist using photographic records, a replica and/or clinical images of the skull.

From skull the facial anthropologist should be able to provide the following information:

  • Male or female?
  • What is their ancestry?
  • Do they show any craniofacial trauma or pathology?

In addition, the facial anthropologist or forensic artist should be able to provide:

  • A depiction of the individual’s living appearance as a 2D frontal image, digital movie or 3D sculpture.