Face to face with the science behind the Sutherland skeletons

News

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

Journalist

“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...

This article is reserved for registered Times Select readers.
Simply register at no cost to proceed. If you've already registered, sign in below.

Times Select

Already registered on TimesLIVE, BusinessLIVE or SowetanLIVE? Sign in with the same details.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.