Friday, October 16, 2020

Four Faces

The Pacific Coast gets examined, with artifacts and displays on life among the First Nations peoples living on the west coast.

Here we have several  items related to fishing: net sinkers, fishhooks, and a spear point.

One of the displays here features a digital reconstruction of four people, thought to be a family, from thousands of years ago. A collaboration between the Museum and the shishalh First Nation, this used 3D scanners on skulls to reconstruct what they might have looked like. 

The result is shown on screen, with the four faces moving, blinking, and breathing, staring out at us from four thousand years of time.


  1. Great that they work together, interesting to see they probably really didn´t look different to us today.

  2. Hello,

    The digital reconstruction of the First Nation People is amazing. Cool exhibit.
    Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

  3. Wow they look real! Modern technology is so amazing. Just curious - do you speak French?

  4. It is always a great pleasure to visit the west coast, so rich in indigenous culture.

  5. Those images from the past are amazing.

  6. that must be kind of eerie to watch.

  7. @Francisco: thank you.

    @Iris: not too different. Perhaps a bit rougher, but that's more a matter of general health and life span than anything else. Most people in the world, thousands of years ago, were living rough.

    @Eileen: I think it's neat.

    @Susie: my French is quite rough.

    @David: that's quite true.

    @Tom: indeed.

    @RedPat: they are.

    @Jan: I think so too.

    @Sharon: a bit, I can see.

  8. Very cool display. Interesting to see ancient fishing techniques.

  9. To see those faces and realise they are so old must be a bit surreal.

  10. Awesome 4 four faces ~ post and photo ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. It's amazing what technology can offer us.

  12. The audio visual elements at this museum sound really high-end and well done. That must really enhance the experience.

  13. As a boy I used to dig huge holes in various places in the vain search for artifacts from the indigenous peoples who once occupied those places. Must have dug enough to worn out the desire?

  14. Excellent! We have several plank houses out here. Also sincer trees were so huge there were several houses made from the stumps. Huge

  15. Interesting to look at the clothing and understand how it's constructed.

  16. Amazing, the all could be anyone we see today.

  17. Wow! Things that technology can do! Like sitting in a time machine.

  18. @DJan: I think so too.

    @Marleen: it's peering across time.

    @Carol: you wonder what they'd think.

    @Bill: and this is good technology.

    @Jeanie: it's all well done.

    @Revrunner: archaeology always fascinated me.

    @MB: not a surprise.

    @Joanne: indeed.

    @Maywyn: true.

    @Magiceye: in a way!

    @BC: it is indeed.