Smithsonian Press Conference about “Jane”

These are my personal photos of the press conference at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History where a team of scientists announced their first concrete evidence of survival cannibalism at Jamestown in 1610. The reconstruction of the young girl is wearing a coif that I made. It looks like dirty linen but it was actually sprayed with white resin to harden it and then completely painted by an artist.

I made two different coifs, one for the Smithsonian, one for Jamestown. Each location will have an exhibit starting on Monday, May 6, 2013.

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This is a shot before the press conference. By the time the press conference started, there was a solid wall of camera men and cameras between the audience and the speakers.

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This is the back of the room. There were about 70 people in the room by the time the press conference started. Many people had to stand.

 

"Jane's" remains were on display when the press conference started.

“Jane’s” remains were on display when the press conference started.

This is after the press conference. Dr. Doug Owlsley is giving some additional information.

This is after the press conference. Dr. Doug Owlsley is giving some additional information.

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A reconstruction of 14-year-old "Jane."

A reconstruction of 14-year-old “Jane.”

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One Response to Smithsonian Press Conference about “Jane”

  1. Cathlin says:

    That’s very exciting. It feels a bit odd saying that knowing the poor girl was cannabalized, but you know what I mean. 🙂

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