Time changes modern human's face

Modern people possess less prominent features but higher foreheads than our medieval ancestors, according to research on the changes to the shape of the human skull over the past 650 years.

The research team, which compared 30 skulls of 14th century plague victims, 54 skulls recovered from the wreck of the Mary Rose, and 31 recent orthodontic records from the School of Dentistry in Birmingham, found that medieval Englishmen had more prominent features, but their cranial vault (the distance measured from the eyes to the top of the skull) was smaller than that of their modern descendants.