See the realistic face of Zuzu, a man who lived 9,600 years ago in Brazil

In 1997, archaeologists unearthed a skeleton buried in the fetal position at Toca dos Coqueiros, an archaeological site in Serra da Capivara National Park in Brazil. Based on the size and shape of the skull, they identified the remains as female and named the skeleton Zuzu. But that classification remained steeped in controversy (opens in new tab)with many researchers claiming that the deceased was actually male.

Now, a new facial close-up of the 9,600-year-old skull may help settle that debate.

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