The Evolution of Facial Morphology

Facial morphology from fish to man

Friday 21st July 2017
Paleontology Department, Bristol University

Bristol UniversityTeaming up with Paleontologists from Bristol University, we brought together principles from mask-making with the scientific knowledge of changes in facial morphology from the fossil record over time. Focusing on the phylogenetic branch from fish to man, it was a practical workshop using clay to explore the changes and promote discussion.

Interweaving knowledge from theatre & mask, the broader movement dynamics and spatial relationships were discussed, with connection to changing environments, predator dynamics and social engagement systems.

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With thanks to Bristol University, in particular to JJ Hill for workshop organisation, Professor Christine Janis for species advice and all the participants for their energy and enthusiasm.