Ancestral Whispers reconstructed Skyrim Skeleton from the Elder Scrolls video game using facial recognition technologies.
Ancesteral Whispers, a cranial reconstruction research team, employed face recognition software to resurrect a skeletal model from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Sukalmakh, a member of the study team, posted a photo of a grumpy cave man recreated from an old Atmoran specimen from Saarthal from the late Merethic Era. In the Elder Scrolls universe, Atmora is a continent, and Saarthal is Skyrim’s devastated capital. The Elder Scrolls is a series of action role-playing video games created by Bethesda Game Studios, hence the ‘Merethic era’ is also a period of time in the Elder Scrolls.
Jonah Lobe, a Bethesda developer who worked on Skyrim and developed the skeleton, praised the tweet, saying the team did a “amazing job with the reconstruction.” With heavy brows and huge teeth, he considered the ‘intimidating’ look.
Mikhail Gerasimov, a software-based archaeologist and anthropolgist, founded Ancestral Whispers, a company that specialises in facial reconstruction of prehistoric humans. Soft tissue is put on top of cranal structure in the reconstruction to provide an accurate image of a person who may have existed.