Iwi face to face with "Aunty"
The face of a Maori woman who died on the Wairau bar in Marlborough more than 600 years ago has been revealed using digital technology.
Skulls found on the Wairau Bar in 1939 have been used to help digitally recreate the faces of the people who once lived there.
Local iwi Rangitane have affectionately renamed the woman as "aunty".
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Maori ancestor face mapped
It's not easy to visualise what our ancestors might have looked like, but now digital technology has allowed a group of researchers to reconstruct the face of a Maori woman using her 600 year old skull.
The woman the local iwi Rangitane have come to call "Aunty" lived in New Zealand's Marlborough region. Her skull was recovered several decades ago, but it's taken until now to repatriate the remains and reconstruct her face.
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