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Giant-headed mummy found in Peru; "alien skull," perhaps?

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by wfgodot, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    With the tabloids, it's always something.

    Is this an alien skull? Mystery of giant-headed mummy found in Peru

    Much more from Daily Mail - a picture of the goggle-eyed, elongated skull and its fontanelle and large molars plus the rest of the article - at link above, along with a telling sidebar about ritual skull elongation.
     
  2. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    That's the first thing I thought of---the elongation of the skull during infancy.


    I think I really watch to much PBS is that is floating around my head at all times :sheesh:
     
  3. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    What I find truly fascinating is that 9000 years later people are still doing bizarre & idiotic things to their body to look like some societal ideal. What a pathetic species we are.

    Just look up to the thread where stupid people allowed a fake doctor to inject their butts with a substance which turned out to be fix a flat & super glue.:floorlaugh:
     
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    peeples New Member

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    I first thought of elongation too, but what about the huge eye sockets???
     
  5. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    I suppose the fontanelle could be explained as the mummy in question having been a very young child - but those large molars are a bit worrisome. It should be easy to tell (well, with a microscope) if the eye sockets have been enlarged by chipping away bone (for God knows what reason).

    Daily Mail has become a bit skull-obsessed of late:
    the rest of this at link above, with pictures, of course, including the carved skull / hand guard.

    BONUS!

    The Mail's article on the Florida "doctor" arrested recently after allegedly illegally dabbling in "butt-boosting" procedures is here. Don't miss the fairly worrisome mug shots - makes the Peruvian elongated skull look like something you see at the mall twice a week.
     
  6. Reality Orlando

    Reality Orlando Verified Aquaculturalist

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    The large eye sockets could point to an ape of some type...Orangatans have really large eye sockets:

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    Agreed. You can explain away the elongated head as binding, but the large eye sockets, teeth and overall size of the head in relation to the body are less easy dismiss.
     

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