composed of soft tissue, the vocal chords of animals do not fossilize; only the surrounding bone is preserved.Ever Wonder What A Wooly Mammoth Sounds Like?
humeau's extrapolation of the form of the windpipes involved extensive research and collaboration
with paleaeontologists, zoologists, veterinarians, engineers, explorers, surgeons, ear and throat specialists, and radiologists.
Could you tell us about “Lucy” in a bit more detail.Lucy at MoMA
This prototype is the first of a larger series of reborn extinct creatures. Lucy (Australopithecus Afarensis) used to live 3,85 to 2,95 million years ago. It was one of our human ancestors – actually one of the first hominids – the mother of humanity. The remains of Lucy were found in 1974 in Ethiopia. ”Lucy In the Sky” was playing on the radio when they found it, so that’s why she is called Lucy.
For this prototype I used the data from a vocal tract ( trachea, larynx- including the vocal chords, mouth, nose, pharynx, and sinuses) CT-scan from a human, and compared it with the data of a chimpanzee and the skull of Lucy.
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