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Sculptor re-creating face of colonist found in Texas

Sculptor re-creating face of colonist found in Texas

POSTED: Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 6:30am

UPDATED: Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 6:44am

Archaeologists found enough facial bones to allow reconstruction

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Little is known about French colonists who lived along the Gulf Coast south of Victoria in the 1680s.

But visitors to Victoria College's Museum of the Coastal Bend will get a chance to see what one of these early settlers looked like.

This week, forensic sculptor Amanda Danning is re-creating the face of Marquis de Sablonniere, whose remains were found in 2000. Some of his bones were unearthed in an archaeological excavation of the site of Fort St. Louis, a short-lived French colony established in 1685.

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