Scientists recreate the face of a beautiful Neolithic woman from Gibraltar 

Mail Online | 9/22/1994 | Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
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An incredible reconstruction of a neolithic woman who lived 7,500 years ago in Gibraltar has been revealed.

The woman, named Calpeia by experts as a nod to the rock's classical name, is thought to have been between 30 and 40 when she died.

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Her skull was first discovered in 1996 in a cave on the historic outcrop of land at the bottom of Spain.

The British territory is also famed for its role in the discovery of neanderthals, with fossilised remains first found there in the 19th century.

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Part of her DNA was extracted and analysed to paint a rough picture of what the person would have looked like when she was alive.

Gibraltar National Museum Conservator, Manuel Jaen, led the project to recreate her face, with her re imagined as a beautiful woman of potential Turkish descent.

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The six-month project painstakingly brought her to life .

'She was in a burial and we now know she was a she, as she comes from the Neolithic period of around 5,400BC,' said Professor Clive Finlayson, of the Gibraltar National Museum, the Gibraltar Chronicle reports.

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'We were able to extract DNA...
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