Hawks points out some flaws in the new 1470 reconstruction. Specifically, he points out that in the Bromage poster the Leakey reconstruction and the Bromage reconstruction are in different orientations.Hawks provides some compelling pictorial evidence that once the two are in the same orientation the differences between the two, by and large, disappear. Once Hawks pointed this it, it became obvious he was correct (Hawks, in my opinion, is one of more perceptive and insightful paleoanthropologists around – I’d give my right arm to study under him for awhile). So I did some photoshopping myself.
Basically, what I did was darken the Leakey reconstruction and superimpose it over the Bromage reconstruction so that both were oriented the same way.
The yellow arrow points the the Bromage face (a light greyish color), while the blue arrow points to the Leakey face (a dark bluish black color). Clearly, there is not that much difference between the two reconstructions. Bromage is supposed to be writing this up for a journal…
Hat tip to RBH
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