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Selection of Paracas Elongated Skulls

Elongated Human Skulls Of Peru: Possible Evidence Of A Lost Human Species?

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Four hours drive south of Lima Peru one finds the Paracas Peninsula, part of which is an ecological reserve, where one can see wildlife such as sea lions, and a myriad of various sea bird species. The area is amazingly rich in seafood, and abundant fresh water exists just below the surface of the desert sands, suitable for irrigation free agriculture.

Therefore, it would seem to be a very liveable place for humans.  Stone tools, of various forms and styles of shaping have been found in the area, and cursory analysis has established dates of as old as 8000 years. The greatest of Peruvian archaeologists, Julio Tello, made studies in this area in 1928 and performed excavations on the north side of the peninsula, in the central area of the large semi-circular bay there. He discovered and excavated a massive and elaborate graveyard, where each tomb contained an entire family, each one ornately wrapped in multiple layers of highly stylized, woven and coloured cotton cloth. He also found the sand filled remains of subterranean houses, which turned out to be numerous; so numerous in fact, that the village stretched out for between 1 and 2 km just above the seashore.

But, the most amazing finds were the skulls, some enormously elongated. The scientific name for this is dolichocephally. Most skulls exhibiting this condition, found in many parts of the world, were clearly the result of the practice of head-binding, the process being known as cranial deformation. And so how was this achieved?

A very young child’s skull is pliant at birth, and remains in this way for months. It is therefore possible, by lashing a rope around the head, with a board placed at the back of the skull, and perhaps the front as well, to alter the shape of the head over time. Many authors state that the time period to perform this shaping was about 6 months to 3 years, but since the practice is no longer performed to my knowledge, no one really knows. Examples of this technique, supposedly last performed on infants in the Congo of Africa and the Island of Vanuatu in the south Pacific Ocean area known as Melanesia, well into the 20 th century, have also been found in Egypt, during the Amarna period, Sudan, Iraq, Syria, Russia, the island of Malta, as well as many places in Peru and Bolivia, and amongst the Olmecs of Mexico.

What you are capable of doing via this technique is to change the shape of the skull, but not the actual volume; you can alter the shape, but not the size. However, Tello found several skulls, at least 300 at the site called Cerro Colorado adjacent to the main graveyard in Paracas, which had cranial volume larger, and in some cases 25 percent larger (and perhaps more) than a conventional modern human skull. How is this possible? As I have said, deformation can alter shape, but not the volume of bone material.

It is therefore obvious that we are dealing with 2 different phenomena; elongation through binding, and elongation via genetics. The Paracas skulls are the largest found in the world, but from what root race stock would they have originated?  To suggest that the natural elongation was the result of hydrocephaly or some other clinical condition is ridiculous, when one takes into account that again,  at least 300 of them were found by Tello, and no one knows how many are still under the earth, in private collections, or gathering dust in museum warehouses in Peru, and beyond. Hydrocephaly would tend to make the skull expand evenly, making them more round than elongated. What is also intriguing is that these Paracas skulls, on average, weigh 60 percent more than contemporary human skulls from the same area.

Tello believed that the Paracas were related to the people of the Chavin culture, who created the famous megalithic site of Chavin de Huantar, mainly based on the fact that he saw similarities in pottery designs and motifs, especially feline figures. However, to my knowledge, no elongated skulls have been found in the area where the Chavin lived, north of Lima in the Ancash district, so that clearly is not the answer as to their origins. But, since Tello was the expert and main archaeologist at Chavin, where he placed an origin date of at least 3000 years ago, he then simply applied this for the Paracas as well, and no one has dared or bothered to refute his time line until now.

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Are there already any results of the investigations?

ancient-origins's picture

Hello Solenopsis, we have contacted Brien Foerster and his response was that there is nothing that can be disclosed at this time. 

 

 

The museum owner may want to sell the skulls for thousands to fund the museum.

It seems likely, even obvious, to me that the elongated skull people were revered and that therefore the boarding may have been an attempt to imitate them.
Is this the general presumption?
I am very interested in any genetic results, particularly a comparison between the boarded skulls and the naturally elongated ones.

Is there any relationship here to the Flathead Native Americans?

adamcolon's picture

Ockham's Razor implies that the elongation is due to some human based manipulation and not that they're a different species.

Let's not jump to wild conclusions without validated and peer reviewed evidence to back it up.

I disagree, the lack of a seam at the back of these skulls is a HUGE change from human genetics - its simply not reasonable to interpret it as simply a "human based manipulation".
In fact the principle of Ockhams Razor eliminates that possibility since it is impossible to alter human DNA that much even now, never mind then.

Tsurugi's picture

What?? No it doesn't.

The principle of "least hypothesis", aka Occam's Razor, is that the explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct.

Note, that is not the easiest assumptions, or even the most likely assumptions. It is the fewest.

Given the known characteristics of the Paracas skulls and the drastic deviations from the norm they exhibit, plus certain well established facts of human biology, the explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is that those skulls represent a separate species.

Skulls like these seem to be connected to a variety of both ancient and unexplained artifacts. The difficulty is dating and carbon -14 methods do not date older than 50,000 years. My work suggest that these beings may be extremely old, 28 to 80 million years old. Although this is a new idea it is not disallowed by science. Evolution requires a series of species from animal to modern human. Why could not one or more of these beings have been intelligent?

In considering whether the Paracas skulls are millions of years old, there is simply no fossil record to support this claim. There are other dating methods, beside carbon 14, that would require part of the skull to be destroyed. It is more likely a mutation with a gene passed to an inbreeding social network, such as the Egyptian Royal family (18th dynasty). It represented higher status in the American Chinook and thus head flattening by artificial manipulation may have developed. Human means homo sapiens sapiens. These skulls may be homo sapiens but not anatomically modern humans, like the Neanderthals.

Brien Foerster & LA Marzulli will be on Paradigm unhinged on March 5th!
http://paradigmunhinged.com/brien-foerster-la-marzulli-the-elongated-sku...

I know it is an unusual explanation, however in the Bible, and book of Enoch it mentions Fallen Angels 6 HANOCH - ENOCH 6: The fall of angels 6:1 In those days, when the children of man had multiplied, it happened that there were born unto them handsome and beautiful daughters.
6:2 And the angels, the children of heaven, saw them and desired them; and they said to one another, “Come, let us choose wives for ourselves from among the daughters of man and beget us children.”
6:3 And Semyaz, being their leader, said unto them, “I fear that perhaps you will not consent that this deed should be done, and I alone will become responsible for this great sin.”
6:4 But they all responded to him, “Let us all swear an oath and bind everyone among us by a curse not to abandon this suggestion but to do the deed.” Then they all swore together and bound one another by the curse.
6:5 And they were altogether two hundred; and they descended into 'Ardos, which is the summit of Hermon.
6:6 And they called the mount Armon, for they swore and bound one another by a curse.
6:7 And their names are as follows: Semyaz, the leader of Arakeb, Rame'el, Tam'el, Ram'el, Dan'el, Ezeqel, Baraqyal, As'el, Armaros, Batar'el, Anan'el, Zaqe'el, Sasomaspwe'el, Kestar'el, Tur’el, Yamayol, and Arazyal.
6:8 These are their chiefs of tens and of all the others with them.

These Nephilim were the cause of the Biblical Flood because they were taking over the earth, ate human flesh and drank blood, and if they had continued there would have been NO humans with Human DNA left to be the parents of Jesus. Mankind would have been a lost species. So God used the flood to get rid of them. But by the time the Israelites moved into the Holy Land they found Giants who made them look like grasshoppers by comparison. God commanded them to wipe out every last one of them, man woman and child because they were so evil.

these are not human skulls .
these are satan skulls according to an old 1400 years old book called quran . see verse 65 chapter 37..
satans are like human one of the gods creation . they have biological life same as us. we can not see them see verse 27 chapter 7 quran. they are living on the earth they have brain , to think and to move they have ears to hear they have eyes to see they have nose to breath they have teeth to chew and organs to live. they have their own mate they have sex and children they have civilization and in bible they have been called the fallen angles. ask if you have more questions please.

The skulls are 3,000 years old and by the wear and tear of the teeth they didn't live thousands of years. An older skull would prove connection to bible or the quran; unless they pro-created with each other. If they only pro-created with women they would be giants.

Your on a different planet.

Best you burn that fiulthy lier of a book asap. Its melting your brain...

And they're not human. So much for the jewish book of fables.

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