surinenglish

Calpeia.
Calpeia. / SUR

A facial reconstruction is made of a Neolithic woman from Gibraltar 7,500 years ago

Calpeia. :: sur
  • The reproduction has been named 'Calpeia'

We now know what a Neolithic woman who lived in Gibraltar 7,500 years ago looked like, thanks to the facial reconstruction of a skull found in a burial site inside a cave near Europa Point in 1996.

Using DNA technology, archaeologists and experts at The Gibraltar Museum have painstakingly reproduced the facial characteristics of the dark-haired, dark-eyed woman.

It has been named 'Calpeia', and was unveiled this week by Heritage Minister, Dr John Cortes.