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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?
originally posted by: Fowlerstoad
a reply to: Fowlerstoad
Oops ... when I stated this: "Is this the race that Homo sapiens may have tried to emulate by skull binding?"
On second thought ... I should have said this instead: "Is this the race that the rest of Homo sapiens may have tried to emulate by skull binding?" After more consideration, I realize that these odd shaped skull people may still also have been a race of Homo sapiens, but then again maybe not. That question is unsettled to me.
We must all recall that there were other species of humans that we were competing with back in the day.
originally posted by: Harte
Why does head binding have to be the result of emulating anything?
originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
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.
assuming the non-bound elongated skulls came first.
The International Business Times reports that the geneticist who performed the tests has chosen to remain anonymous for the time being, but reportedly told Foerster “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 geneticist also said “I am not sure it will even fit into the known evolutionary tree.”
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: Marduk
Why did you link to a hit piece about Brien Foerster and imply that this spoke about the Paracas skull being human DNA? I like to the other story that the author wrote:
originally posted by: Frocharocha
Now that is interesting. I personaly belive on the rope explanation.
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.
at best it could be some kind of hybrid