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Is this an alien skeleton? Bizarre egg-shaped skull unearthed from 4,000 years ago

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posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 07:08 AM
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Now that is interesting. I personaly belive on the rope explanation.

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A skeleton which has been found on a site known as Russia's Stonehenge has sparked fresh ideas about extra terrestrial visitor to earth.

The elongated skull shaped slightly like an egg on an otherwise humanoid form has brought garnered enthusiasm from UFO watchers rushed who insist it's proof that aliens had once visited Earth.

Archaeologists, however, have insisted that the skeleton, which belonged to a female from a 4,000 BC settlement, had a perfectly reasonable explanation for the skull which looks elongated.

They state that the tribe which had lived in Arkaim near the modern-day city of Chelyabinsk in central Russia used to bind the head to make it grow out of shape.

UFO watchers have countered with the claim that if this was the case, it was simply a way of mimicking the skulls of the alien visitors, offering proof of visitation.

What is not in doubt is that the skull was significantly elongated and, according to the experts, belonged to a woman who was in the tribe that was part of what is now modern day Ukraine.



Researcher Maria Makurova has confirmed to the Russian news agency TASS: "We have found a well preserved skeleton.

"I would not exclude the possibility that the skeleton belongs to a woman from the Sarmati trible that lived in the territories of what is now modern day Ukraine, Kazakhstan and southern Russia.

"Her skull was elongated because the tribe did so by tying up the heads of their children with rope. It was clearly a tradition in the tribe."

She declined to comment on speculation it was attributed to alien visitors saying that currently they were still working on theories as to why the tribe had the tradition but had nothing fixed yet as a reason.

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posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 07:13 AM
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You want to laugh because it looks so much like the skeleton of one of the Conehead family members. : )

But indeed there are numerous pictures of these type anomalies around and most archeologists agree it was due to the headbinding trend popular at the time. Creepy though, and one wonders where they got the idea of elongated heads being desirable? Something they might have picked up elsewhere? Hm.



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 07:15 AM
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Given the angle of the skull (chin to chest) it would certainly make the skull 'appear' more elongated than it is. To me it looks nothing more than a Neanderthal skull.



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 07:16 AM
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originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
You want to laugh because it looks so much like the skeleton of one of the Conehead family members. : )

But indeed there are numerous pictures of these type anomalies around and most archeologists agree it was due to the headbinding trend popular at the time. Creepy though, and one wonders where they got the idea of elongated heads being desirable? Something they might have picked up elsewhere? Hm.


The skeleton reminds me a lot the ones from indiana Jones.



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 07:26 AM
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posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 07:46 AM
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a reply to: ladyinwaiting

Yes it is interesting to think of what influenced people to makes them want to use the rope practice. It is equally interesting to ponder what influenced people into the neck stretching practice also.


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posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 08:10 AM
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I wonder if they've looked at the skull's plate sutures to see if they're all there...I know in some of the elongated skulls that are claimed to be of alien origin (or a different species of hominid), there are less plates to the skull.

But my biggest question that I don't think will ever be answered is this--why? Why have ancient cultures, all over the world, done such a seemingly pointless thing to their children's skulls? It makes no sense to me, unless it really is to emulate a different race of being that they revered and wanted to emulate.

Does anyone have a good answer to the "why" question?



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 08:55 AM
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That area along 52 degree latitude between the Urals and Altai Mts. is weird. Arkhaim, Dylatov, Megaliths and stories of ancient anti meteorite systems.



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 09:09 AM
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originally posted by: SlapMonkey
But my biggest question that I don't think will ever be answered is this--why? Why have ancient cultures, all over the world, done such a seemingly pointless thing to their children's skulls?


Why did some Chinese women engage in foot-binding, which led to permanently damaged feet?
Foot Binding

Why do people today mutilate their earlobes with large gauges (some people even gauge their cheeks now)?

Why do people wear extensive and bodily-invasive piercings (tongues, nipples, genitalia)?

Why do people get full-body tattoos?



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 09:35 AM
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only the remains of an intelligent human beeing
killed by native human lifeforms as we are now...
as long as spieces kill there own sort for fun ore greed they place themself at the bottem of the evolution..
wat will mean that the specific life-form will not survive long...its an build in self destrucktion mechanism...



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 10:51 AM
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originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
You want to laugh because it looks so much like the skeleton of one of the Conehead family members. : )


Of course we know that is impossible.. The coneheads are from France, not Ukraine..

SnF



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 10:56 AM
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Head binding was in S America, Africa, Asia, all thousands of years ago. Can the practice be mapped out by dating oldest to newest, possibly showing a migration path?



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 11:08 AM
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originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: Frocharocha



I wonder if they've looked at the skull's plate sutures to see if they're all there...I know in some of the elongated skulls that are claimed to be of alien origin (or a different species of hominid), there are less plates to the skull.



But my biggest question that I don't think will ever be answered is this--why? Why have ancient cultures, all over the world, done such a seemingly pointless thing to their children's skulls? It makes no sense to me, unless it really is to emulate a different race of being that they revered and wanted to emulate.



Does anyone have a good answer to the "why" question?





If the sagittal suture is missing, could it be Homo Capensis?



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: Frocharocha

I wonder if they've looked at the skull's plate sutures to see if they're all there...I know in some of the elongated skulls that are claimed to be of alien origin (or a different species of hominid), there are less plates to the skull.

The plates are there. The sutures have completely ossified.

The fibrous joints between the bones are termed sutures, and they allow growth at the calvaria. With increasing age, many sutures disappear by osseous fusion. Bony areas termed sutural bones are frequent in some sutures.

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Complete ossification with age isn't too uncommon. It makes sense that it would be more common, at least with the sagittal suture, when a head is bound during the years of cranial development.

Harte



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 12:17 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

I think you answered your own question mate


Monkey see...monkey do.



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 12:21 PM
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We've seen this sort of thing before on many occasions. I think alot of tribes did the binding around the head thing. Even to babies, which is really odd to look at.
They may have got the idea from seeing an alien of some sort back then but most probably just a ritual a tribe started and everyone else followed.



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 12:56 PM
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originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People

Why did some Chinese women engage in foot-binding, which led to permanently damaged feet?
Foot Binding

Why do people today mutilate their earlobes with large gauges (some people even gauge their cheeks now)?

Why do people wear extensive and bodily-invasive piercings (tongues, nipples, genitalia)?

Why do people get full-body tattoos?



Exactly. If ancient people elongated their skulls to copy extraterrestrials, then we must have been visited by so many types of alien races! The ones with elongated lips, the ones with elongated necks, the ones with tiny feet, etc etc.
I believe they were just beauty standards of a specific region or regions (elongated skulls, lips and tattoos were common practice all over the world).



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 05:38 PM
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Whatever the explanation, I have often wondered why head-binding was such a widespread practice compared to some of the other more radical body modifications that have been mentioned, such as elongation of the neck or foot binding. It seems extraordinary that so many cultures, many of them quite disparate, would be fixated on the shape of the skull. To echo an earlier poster, is there a way to track such a practice?



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 08:34 PM
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Head binding was not uncommon for the area. As many steppe nomads from the Sarmatians and Scythians, to the Turks, Mongols and Huns practiced it. Same goes for many cultures around the world.

Rather than being ET skulls or hybrids, wonder rather if maybe it was influenced by beings that may have been the Gods in the polytheist pagan cultures.

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posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 12:30 AM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

Maybe skull binding makes the brain work differently. We know that much of our brain is unused, maybe squashing it together unlocks neural pathways that we don't usually use.

Okay, that's my out of the box thought of the day.



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