Meet Prehistoric Metahuman

For the first time in the history of the world, visitors to the Serbian Pavilion will be able to meet and interact with the authentic, moving 3D face of a man who really lived in prehistoric times and died on the banks of the Danube River in Serbia, about 10,000 years ago.

Serbian scientists combined the knowledge gained by the study of bones (osteology), the science of DNA and other forensic processes with the knowledge of Serbian gaming innovators and their state-of-the-art gaming technology, to create a realistic 3D face of a man who lived ten millennia ago, animate it and breathe life into it. The integration of bone-related data, which Serbian scientists call Digital Human Technology, is combined with the unique MetaHuman technology.

Who is the man from Lepenski Vir?

The first Digital Ancient People project is the face of a Mesolithic man whose remains were discovered at the Lepenski Vir site in eastern Serbia, on the banks of the Danube. It has been determined that at the time of death he was about 50 years old, about 178 cm tall, that he weighed 70 kg and ate mainly fish. He was buried in the "lotus" position, which indicates that he played an important role in the community.

The team of scientists and innovators was led by prof. Dr. Sofija Stefanović, on the basis of whose bone analysis a realistic 3D model of prehistoric man was first made, before a well-known domestic gaming company, using its MetaHuman technology virtually “breathed life into him”. The team developed a completely revolutionary approach to using data that can be obtained by analyzing ancient human skeletal remains. They used the data to create a digital bio kinetic model of the face, which represents the ancient man exactly as he once looked.