Face to face with the science behind the Sutherland skeletons
FREE TO READ | Meet the biomedical engineer for whom the digital recreation of their faces became a ‘spiritual’ experience
“When I received the call to assist, I did not hesitate.”
So says biomedical engineer Dr Tinashe Mutsvangwa, who was asked if he would digitally recreate the skulls of eight Khoe and San individuals who died near Sutherland in the Northern Cape in the late 1800s.
In the 1920s their remains were dug up and unethically donated to the University of Cape Town, where they were rediscovered almost 100 years later in 2017...