posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 03:44 PM
It IS a human. Sorry, no aliens.
"Cranial deformation in Paracas culture, Peru (800-100 BCE).
Artificial cranial deformation or artificial deformation of the skull is any practice of intentionally deforming the skull of a human being. It is
done by distorting the normal growth of a child’s skull by applying force from infancy. It may also be performed as a rite of passage in adulthood
or spiritual maturation. Early examples of intentional human cranial deformation predate written history and date back to 45,000 BC in Neanderthal
skulls from the Shanidar Cave in Iraq. The earliest written record of cranial deformation dates to 400 BC in Hippocrates’ description of the
Macrocephales people who were named for their practice of cranial modification. The practice was also known among the Australian Aborigines, Maya, and
certain tribes of North American natives, most notably the Chinookan tribes of the Northwest and the Choctaw of the Southeast.In the Old World, Huns
are also known to have practiced similar cranial deformation. Usually it is a part of a cultural ritual, aimed at creating a skull shape which is
aesthetically more pleasing or associated with desirable attributes such as intelligence. For example, in the Nahai-speaking area of Tomman Island and
the south south-western Malalukan, a person with a finely elongated head is thought to be more intelligent, of higher status, and closer to the world
of the spirits."