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the reason why these "alien" cone head skulls are so different from other examples of artificial cranial deformation
of the two small holes. They were probably carefully drilled into the skull
Oriented the same way, on the right, is a modern adult human skull showing that openings for veins called parietal foramina (arrow) are normal variations.
despite its increased volume.
reply to post by PhoenixOD
The DNA testing analysis needs to be done by several different independent labs, the test results from one lab alone wont hold.
I don't need a science article to tell me what my perception can reveal is obvious. Nothing you have written is persuasive.
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The cone-head skulls, particularly those found in Peru, have been the subject of much scientific research and discussion since the Internet first went online.
It has long been known that what makes these skulls such an enigma is the fact that the brain cavities of these skulls is roughly 25% larger than that of a normal human being.
Applying boards to a baby's skull CAN produce the same visual effect, however it DOES NOT increase cranial size!
Hence the mystery...
Did anyone notice these inconsistencies?
First they tell us that aliens skulls have only two plates in the skull (although im sure i can see a very faint jagged slit down the back)
Here they say 2 holes is what proves an alien skull..but if you look it clearly has 3 skull plates which by their own theory means it must be human!
..and the first one with the 2 skull plates doesn't have the alleged tell tail 2 holes either.
Now here they are claiming that flat foreheads are a sign that the skulls must be human.
And then in the very next picture they present what they allege is an alien skull that has a flat forehead which by their own theory means it must be human!
Basically the Ancient aliens website is just looking for any anomaly and claiming that this is proof they 'MUST' be aliens. But none of these proofs are consistent across all of the alleged 'alien' skulls they are presenting.
We are all looking for good solid evidence of alien life guys but you have to keep an eye out for these con men selling snake oil. People have been conning the public with stuff like this for 100's of years now.
edit on 5-4-2014 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)
Correct and again WHY don't they show both skulls from the same position!!!
Well it took only a few mins in google to find out some real info about the claims of the so called cone heads alien skulls.
It has been claimed bu the ancient aliens site and the book by Childress that 2 holes in the skull indicate a skull MUST be alien.. But in fact they called parietal emissary foramina and are totally normal and can be seen in normal human skulls.
On the left is a skull from a Paracas grave. Oriented the same way, on the right, is a modern adult human skull showing that openings for veins called parietal foramina (arrow) are normal variations. The sagittal suture is the wavy line between the two parietal bones (2). The frontal bone (the forehead) is labeled 1 and is not included in the Paracan photograph. The occipital bone is labeled 3. Images: Left from Brien Foerster through www.grahamhancock.com; Right from A. R. Freire et al., “Emissary Foramens of the Human Skull: Anatomical Characteristics and its Relations with Clinical Neurosurgery,” International Journal of Morphology 31, no. 1:287–292, dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022013000100045.
Its also be claimed that less than 3 skull plates MUST prove a skull is alien when in fact its a condition called sagittal synostosis that is present in some human skulls.
On the left is a skull from a Paracas grave. The sagittal suture appears to be missing. On the right is a modern human skull from a person whose sagittal suture fused prematurely and is obliterated. Images: Left from Brien Foerster through www.grahamhancock.com; Right from A. R. Freire et al., “Emissary Foramens of the Human Skull: Anatomical Characteristics and its Relations with Clinical Neurosurgery,” International Journal of Morphology 31, no. 1:287–292, dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022013000100045.
Foerster claims the cranial capacity of these skulls is much too large for a human— “in some cases 2.5 times larger than a conventional modern human skull.”1 He says he’s talked to “a doctor” who assured him the large volume could not be attributed to ritual cranial deformation and must therefore be genetic. In reality, the average cranial capacity of the skulls from the necropolis is about 1600 cc. Normal human cranial capacity varies widely, with 1350 cc being the modern average, Cro-Magnon brain size being about 1600 cc, and Homo erectus being substantially smaller than that of modern humans. While above average for modern humans, this volume is not abnormal for humans.
Foerster notes the skulls have two abnormal holes and “only one parietal plate” instead of the usual two. The latter is known as sagittal synostosis—premature fusion of the sagittal suture line that runs across the top of the skull. This suture knits the parietal bones together, but premature fusion can obliterate the line. The little holes are a common human variation. Called parietal emissary foramina, they allow the passage of veins connecting the venous system inside the skull to that on the outside.
Plus we now know that the claims about DNA sited at the end of the op's post are completely unreliable as they have not been produced by a professional laboratory, checked or published. The only DNA test done by professional world class labs who specialize in dealing with ancient DNA analysis prove the DNA to be human.
I don't blame people for being fooled by the ancient aliens site , Brien Foerster or childress's books because they make their living from taking half truths and twisting them into lies about aliens and selling them to the general public. They are good at it as its their job but in reality they are snake oil con men at best.
edit on 6-4-2014 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)
Ohh Look A Peruvian Paracus Elongated Headed Child
AGE say maybe around 3 to 5 or just 2 years old of the bones
WolfenzNice Thick Massive Ribcage for a child
Wolfenza closer look at the ribcage and big molars ( Teeth ) for a child
Wolfenzanything looking like a Modern Human ( Child ) To You ?
WolfenzSo Much for that Head Binding Theory for this one
The "J" type of skull presents different sets of problems. It is an equivalent of the modern type of skull in all respects, with only several factors out of proportion. Less significant is the size of eye sockets which are about 15% larger than in modern populations. More significant is the enormity of the cranial vault. The estimated cranial capacity ranges between minimum of 2600 ccm to 3200 ccm.
Again, the age of the specimen is unknown and so far I am not aware of other specimens of this type. The variation on a theme may be the "M" type of skull which is even more bizarre than all the previous skulls.
The "M" type of skull is incomplete, as the lower part of the facial area is concerned. What is apparent from the remnants of the facial portion is that the characteristics are entirely within the range of a normal human skull. The cranial vault, on the other hand, is the largest amongst the displayed specimens. Also, the two protruding "lobes" are highly anomalous. The cranial capacity can be estimated safely above 3000 ccm mark.
Both "J" and "M" types are bordering on biological impossibility. The only explanation I can imagine for the specimens to be naturally born is if the neoteny (the ability of the species to prolong the growth period before maturing) of both groups had been expanded beyond the range for a modern type of human, for the skull to grow to such a size. That may also mean the average life span of these specimens may have been substantially longer than the average for the modern human type.
Any conjectures that what these specimens represent are simply deformations or pathological cases can be hardly substantiated. Anomalous types of growth or shapes appear from time to time in the modern human population, however, these occurrences are still within the range of the given species. The largest skull documented in the medical literature had the cranial capacity of 1980 ccm, however, the shape of the skull was normal. Also, it is necessary to keep in mind that any pathological growth of the cranium has dire consequences for the afflicted individual at the early stage of the development, practically without exception. Nature is very unforgiving in this respect. All the specimens presented here were mature individuals.
The capacity of the cranial vault (and thus the brain mass) and intelligence is not necessarily indicated by the other. The individual with the largest skull, already mentioned above, was a retarded man, while Anatole France with his 1100 ccm was quite a brilliant writer."
#2 Alien Cone Head Skulls Don’t Have Cranial Scarring
The practice of artificial cranial deformation involved wrapping the head of babies with wooden boards or twine. The presence of this persistent pressure causes swelling, bulging and permanent scarring on the subjects. Real alien cone head skulls don’t have scarring since it is believed their DNA naturally causes the shape of their head. I propose the theory people deformed children to resemble the elite ruling class of true aliens present in these civilizations at the time.
#3 Alien Cone Head Skulls Have 25% More Cranial Volume
The cranial volume of these skulls is more than 25% larger than human skull volume. That means the brains of these subjects were also 25% larger than human brains. Normal human skulls from the Inca time period have 1100-1200 cm3 of cranial volume. Cranial deformed skulls from the Inca time period, although somewhat elongated in shape, have the same cranial volume as a non-deformed human skull. The true alien cone head skulls have 1500 cm3 volume (significantly more than a human.)
#4 Alien Cone Head Skulls Have 2 Small Holes In The Top Of The Head
This method is, perhaps, the easiest and fastest way to distinguish between a human and proposed alien skull. True alien cone head skulls have two small holes in the top of the head. Medical researchers have no explanation for this oddity. Human skulls simply don’t have these holes. The only holes similar to this in a human skull appear in our brow line. Nerves that control muscle movement in our face and forehead extend through 2 holes similar to these holes. Did these aliens have elaborate muscles in the top of their heads? Or, were they used for other purposes unknown to us?
#5 Alien Cone Head Skulls Have Only 2 Cranial Plates
The human skull has 3 major bones (plates) that comprise the spherical shape of the skull. They are the frontal bone, the parietal bones (left and right hemispheres). (I’m leaving out all the other smaller bones in this comparison). The main difference in cone head skulls is the ones believed to be truly alien in origin have only two major skull bones. Still others have four skull bones. In both cases, this differs from human skulls. This difference cannot be attributed to cranial deformation. Wrapping the skull at infancy to change its shape cannot change the genetic makeup of human skull bones. Again, this is a natural occurrence as directed by the being’s DNA.