150 Mummies of Ancient Unknown Civilisation Discovered in Atacama Desert

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posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 04:19 PM
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Very intresting find once again in Peru. At least one of the Mummies had elongated skull. I hope they are able to do gene studies from these bones and maybe track where did they came from.

A team of archaeologists from universities in Poland, Peru and Colombia have discovered 150 mummies in the Atacama Desert belonging to an unknown culture that predate the Tiwanaku and Inca civilization by almost 500 years.
The bodies were mummified naturally by being buried directly in the sand with no stone structures, wrapped in cotton veils, reed mats or fishing nets, and radiocarbon dating shows that the oldest mummies came from 4th century AD, while the youngest mummies came from 7th century AD.




The Tiwanaku civilisation is believed to have existed between 500AD and 1,000 AD, covering much of what is Peru and Chile today. Under Project Tambo, the team have been excavating in the Tambo River delta in the northern region of the Atacama Desert since 2008 and the first mummies were found in 2012, but it took until March 2014 for the team to make major discoveries.


According to Professor Józef Szykulski, leader of the research project from University of Wrocław, the mummies are of virtually unknown people, and the bows are a particularly interesting find that possibly symbolised power, which could mean that people buried in the Tambo River delta were nobility or the society's elite.





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posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 04:24 PM
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Aliens!!!!!



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 04:25 PM
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a reply to: minusinfinity

You gotta wonder where Geiger´s inspiration came from.. thats one heck of the skull !



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 05:03 PM
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a reply to: dollukka

Ring-Wraith....dear God, Tolkien was right....TOLKIEN WAS RIGHT!
*Flees*



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 05:07 PM
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If I remember correctly, that's the first known full skeleton of a conehead that has been recovered. Someone should tell Brien Foerster.



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 05:16 PM
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a reply to: dollukka
Wow! Toward the last days we will probably get our answers!



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 05:18 PM
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originally posted by: signalfire
If I remember correctly, that's the first known full skeleton of a conehead that has been recovered. Someone should tell Brien Foerster.


To make cone heads appear more mysterious they are normally dissociated from common, dull, boring, normal human skeletons. Such skeletons have been found before but fringe authors only show images of the skulls.



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 05:26 PM
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The way specially the elongated mummy is buried somehow reminds me of mimbres culture and their burial ways

Tho i dont see these buried inside pottery but the pose is quite similar.



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 05:31 PM
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I DIG THIS POST AFTER AN UNINTERESTING PERIOD.
S&F AND WILL BE FOLLOWING CLOSELLY FOR EXTRA MATERIAL THOUGHTS.

THAT SCULL....



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 05:35 PM
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OMG that elongated skull on the bottom looks seriously out of this world...



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 05:54 PM
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There have been excavations there since 2008, they are regularly finding things, pretty sure they already found some elongated skulls there.

Perhaps these new finds are probably from the same civilization.

There was a previous thread about it that was an awful debacle, all sorts of nonsense about starchild, crystal skulls and aliens when it is clearly an elongated skull of a human of a certain civilization and their cultural practice.

Whoever mentioned ahem Foerster, shhh we don't need any more threads about his stuff!



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: theabsolutetruth

Skull doesn´t look as thick as the other one in the pictures, so most likely it has been done artificially to pose a certain importance and status in the society, perhaps a queen.
The ugly one looks like a shaman ( maybe a warrior )...

ps. We don´t want tell Steven Greer either



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 06:16 PM
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thank you!! Finally something good on this site, I've lost faith in it..too much crap from posters..especially the "Maurice Sklar's" post lol..and the fake big foot ahhh..

I always look forward to the Ancient stuff on this site, it's what keeps it alive for me
S&F mate!



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 06:44 PM
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As others have said, the cranial deformity is probably cultural in origin, if ol' Occam has anything to say about it.

Gene studies would be interesting, if only because I have a great interest in seeing where the actual points of relation in human genomics are.

What would be more interesting, naturally, is if any form of writing by this ancient culture is discovered.



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 06:49 PM
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I'm a firm beliver in alien life and that it has visited our planet, my question is, "is there even one modern example of an elongated skull that would match the size of the ancient ones we've seen? I want to see one living example of this type of intentional deformation of a human skull that was done on purpose.



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 06:57 PM
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a reply to: DonVoigt

My understanding (and I should add the caveat that I am not an anthropologist by profession nor hobby) is that the practice died out as late as the early twentieth century in Tolouse. There are also contemporary reports of it being practiced from various other periods in history all the way back to the Greeks - as early as Hippocrates recording it circa 400 BCE or so.

It's certainly not a novelty of modern scientific handwaving of evidence, as your attitude seemed to have implied, though I seriously doubt you'd find a living exemplar, as I'm sure you'd agree that putting your child through the process would be abusive behaviour, by any reasonable definition.
edit on 2014/7/3 by FreshKale because: Added final sentence to better address the point.



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: FreshKale

Even a physical picture from the early 1900s that your talking about would satisfy my curiosity about it. All I'm saying is, is there any physical proof that it is possible to do this to a normal human skull. written word from ancient Greece is about as valid as saying it's in the Bible or the Koran, or any other text, even a drawing wouldn't satisfy my curiosity about it, a valid and verified picture would.



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: DonVoigt

Ask, and you shall receive.



Moreover, have some delicious source material, via Dingwell in 1931. I'm sorry, I don't know the full title: www.bioanth.org...

The simple results of a minute or two on google.



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 07:41 PM
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originally posted by: DonVoigt
a reply to: FreshKale

Even a physical picture from the early 1900s that your talking about would satisfy my curiosity about it. All I'm saying is, is there any physical proof that it is possible to do this to a normal human skull. written word from ancient Greece is about as valid as saying it's in the Bible or the Koran, or any other text, even a drawing wouldn't satisfy my curiosity about it, a valid and verified picture would.


Don, the island of Vanuatu( its in the Hebrides about halfway between Fiji and Australia) still practiced head binding until I believe the 1970's. I'm trying to find a more firm date but they stopped practicing canabalism in 1974 and everything I read indicates both practices ceased at roughly the same time or within a few years.
Here is a link for a skull from the early 20th century that is available for purchase- www.buyafricanantiques.com...


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posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: DonVoigt

There are plenty of examples.

www.google.com... =0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=643
edit on 3-7-2014 by theabsolutetruth because: (no reason given)





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