Artistic representations of the Paracas people. Credit: Marcia K. Moore

Initial DNA analysis of Paracas elongated skull released – with incredible results


Paracas is a desert peninsula located within the Pisco Province in the Inca Region, on the south coast of Peru.  It is here were Peruvian archaeologist, Julio Tello, made an amazing discovery in 1928 – a massive and elaborate graveyard containing tombs filled with the remains of individuals with the largest elongated skulls found anywhere in the world. These have come to be known as the ‘Paracas skulls’. In total, Tello found more than 300 of these elongated skulls, which are believed to date back around 3,000 years. A DNA analysis has now been conducted on one of the skulls and expert Brien Foerster has released preliminary information regarding these enigmatic skulls.

It is well-known that most cases of skull elongation are the result of cranial deformation, head flattening, or head binding, in which the skull is intentionally deformed by applying force over a long period of time. It is usually achieved by binding the head between two pieces of wood, or binding in cloth. However, while cranial deformation changes the shape of the skull, it does not alter its volume, weight, or other features that are characteristic of a regular human skull.



The Paracas skulls, however, are different.  The cranial volume is up to 25 percent larger and 60 percent heavier than conventional human skulls, meaning they could not have been intentionally deformed through head binding/flattening. They also contain only one parietal plate, rather than two. The fact that the skulls’ features are not the result of cranial deformation means that the cause of the elongation is a mystery, and has been for decades. 

Artistic - Elongated Skull

An artist’s impression based on a Paracas skull. Photo credit: Marcia Moore / Ciamar Studio

Mr. Juan Navarro, owner and director of the local museum, called the Paracas History Museum, which houses a collection of 35 of the Paracas skulls, allowed the taking of samples from 5 of the skulls. The samples consisted of hair, including roots, a tooth, skull bone and skin, and this process was carefully documented via photos and video. Samples from three skulls were sent to the geneticist, although the geneticist was not given any information about what they came from until after the genetic testing, so as not to create any preconceived ideas.  

The results of a DNA analysis of one of the skulls are now back, and Brien Foerster, author of more than ten books and an authority on the ancient elongated headed people of South America, has just revealed the preliminary results of the analysis. He reports on the geneticist's findings:

It had mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA) with mutations unknown in any human, primate, or animal known so far. But a few fragments I was able to sequence from this sample indicate that if these mutations will hold we are dealing with a new human-like creature, very distant from Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans.

The implications are of course huge. “I am not sure it will even fit into the known evolutionary tree,” the geneticist wrote. He added that if the Paracas individuals were so biologically different, they would not have been able to interbreed with humans.

The result of this analysis is only phase one of many phases of analysis due to take place.  The next tests will involve having the initial test replicated, and conducted on other skulls, so that the results can be compared to see if there are any specific Paracas characteristics. We will update when more details emerge.

Watch the video interview with Brien Foerster revealing new details about the genetic analysis.

Featured Image: An elongated skull found in Paracas

By April Holloway


It seem they were known around the world.

I have often wandered what kind of mental powers these people had, even psychic powers?
Are these the people that could destroy whole armies, cities and civilizations with psychic fire (rage) as described in the Bible, Indian and other ancient texts? Are these people what they called Gods???

Does the absence of hemispheres cause a person to be unable to distinguish between emotions and logic? There is no doubt that the God of the Bible was an enraged genocidal maniac.

There are also stories about war in heaven (between gods living in mountains/pyramids) and stories about war between heaven and earth in Sumeria and other places. I once saw a picture off a mass grave with these people but have been unable to find it again. They had obviously been slaughtered and left in a mass grave. Anyone know this picture?

The presens of mt DNA is already telling us that we are looking at an eucaryote organism, one of the classes of organisms of earth. As other classes of organisms like arcaics and procaryotes dont have mitocondria, it would be very strange if mitocondria would be present in other forms of life stemming from other planets. The preliminary results tell us that it is not matching any known organism, meaning that the maternal heritage is from an unknown or extinkt species, nothing more.

The notion that some other primate could have evolved towards bipedalism, seems entirely possible. In the south Americas today there are extant species of primates ( genus Aotus) that also have 46 chromosomes like we have. If there have been a nowadays extinkt species of these primates with a much larger body size, it may also have had 46 chromosomes. Such a coincidence could have made it possible for hybrid offspring with humans to be both viable and reproductable, even though at a very low percentage in the first generation offspring. If they would then continue to reproduce, the viability and reproductability would improve for each generation. This will all become clear when a full sequensing have been run and get published.

People with these elongated skulls are mentioned in the book entitled : "Selestor's Men of Atlantis". A paragraph in chapter 1 states: "The men of old Atlantis held the form of men today, save that the skull did thicker bone growth show and slanting was each forehead. Shape designed to change as ages rolled along." This book can be read online at: This book was allegedly channeled to the author and published in 1937.

sí, la antigüedad se considera de tan solo 3,000 años, es de suponer que fueron contemporáneos de los cro-magnon; no únicamente en Perú, también en México y Egipto entre otros, tal vez se trataría de una raza extraterrestre, que habitó nuestro planeta, dando pie a la existencia de OTRA HUMANIDAD,,,

Speaking of "different," have any of you seen the video of Michael Tellinger'"Footprint of God?" There is, in South Africa, a slab of rock protruding from the ground at a 90° angle that has a "very big" footprint, 4' or so long, of someone's left foot, if memory serves, which appears to be hundreds of millions of years old, as the stone is between 300 to 600 million years old, or so says M.T. I'm curious as to why some interprising individual hasn't shoveled their way down 15 or 20 feet to see if the person's right footprint has also been preserved.


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