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TinWiki: Artificial Cranial deformation

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posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 12:14 PM
Artificial Cranial Deformation

Throughout the world and going back into the depths of history, there are skulls that appear very different to those of normal humans. They come in a variety of shapes with the most common being the elongated skulls. These appear similar to our own but the cranium looks larger and is longer. The reasons are cultural and hierarchical. Due to the unusual shape many people suggest the possibility that they are the skulls of aliens from pre-history or hybrids.


Several Neanderthal skeletons were uncovered in Shanidar Cave, Iraq. Their remains are dated to between 45,000 and 60,000 years ago. Of the ten skeletons, one was of particular interest due to his unusual physical condition and the shape of the skull. He had a withered arm and leg and his left eye socket had sustained an impact that left it fractured and misshapen. The skull was elongated and rose at an angle from his brow. The distinct and unusual shape of the skull has prompted archaeologists to speculate that intentional deformation had taken place in his infancy.


Evidence of intentional deformation is found throughout the world and is still present today. A variety of methods are used and can range from using pads, tight bandages and stones on an infant’s skull. Several cultures have used boards to cause a flattening of the skull; it was practiced by a number of North, Central, and South American Indian tribes, particularly before European colonization. It was most commonly accomplished by securing an infant to a cradleboard with bandages wrapped around the forehead; the pressure of the binding, gently applied over time, caused the child’s forehead to elongate, forming a culturally attractive shape from the tip of the nose to the crown.

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