Western Hunter-Gatherer facial reconstructions and media manipulation [Short post]

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Last night I was making the below image for a short article explaining why Western Hunter-Gatherers were not “black” (I will publish the longer version some other time).

I noticed that the Loschbour Man reconstruction video (https://youtu.be/2NJ6Ks9qwRQ?t=382) clearly uses different lighting on his skull versus his face, subtly darkening the image to the point that his features blend into the background. The difference is pretty subtle, but it’s definitely there.

Something similar was done to the La Brana Man facial reconstruction sketches used in the press release (https://phys.org/news/2014-01-spanish-hunter-gatherer-blue-eyes-dark.html). It looks like someone messed with the brightness/contrast levels and darkened the whole image. You can see that it looks pretty unnatural and grayed-out compared to the adjusted version below. Again, the difference is small but it’s definitely there. I’ve been photoshopping things for a long time, so it’s quite easy to spot these minor tweaks.

The same thing was done to…

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Crusader Corner: ‘The Field of Blackbirds’

Kosovo’s ‘Field of Blackbirds’: The 630-Year-Old Reason Eastern Europeans Resist Islam

“Those Who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” -George Santayana

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Ancient History: Time to Re-Think the Historical Record

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Romans Landed in America and Sent Ambassadors to China

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Fascinating stuff.

If you are a History lover like me, it is things like this that keep you motivated to keep digging and not accept the status quo.

Be sure and watch the attached video below.

Captain Kirk takes us on a wild ride through some events that IMO prove civilizations and cultures that we thought were isolated from the rest of the world had contact with one another through trade and commerce.

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Military History: How The Ghost of Tradition Inspired Ancient Military Might

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Podcast #231: How the Ghosts of Tradition Inspired Ancient Military Might

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I have this very book in my “To Read” List so when I saw the author on this podcast I jumped. It is just under an hour, but well worth a listen for any Military Historian, Armed Civilian or Prepper.

Truly a Fascinating subject.

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