Originally posted by UnaChispa
I know that all babies have heads like that so they can pass through Momma a lot easier.
Maybe a deficiency in the Ancient Peruvian diet caused some harm to the physical development of children.
Early examples of intentional human cranial deformation predate written history and date back to 45,000 BC in Neanderthal skulls, and to the Proto-Neolithic Homo sapiens component (12th millennium BCE) from Shanidar Cave in Iraq. It occurred among Neolithic peoples in SW Asia.
Numerous ancient stone carvings, rock paintings, and mysterious monuments throughout the world hint that extraterrestrials (E.T.s) may have visited this planet in the distant past. Granite carvings in Hunan, Asia, for example, show human figures gazing into the sky at hovering, cylindrical objects on which other people are standing. These look much like today's UFO reports. The only problem is, these carvings are dated around 45,000 BC! Petroglyphs in Toro Muerto, Peru, show figures with large transparent helmets. These rock carvings are dated at about 11,000 BC. On the Tassili plateau in the Sahara Desert are sculpted rock figures, also with large, round heads, like helmets. These statues date back to around 6000 BC. Figures carved into rock in Lomoukai, Nambu Province in Africa depict figures in what appear to be modern spacesuits.
These carvings are dated to around 4300 BC. Another example comes from the Australian Aborigines. Numerous ancient rock paintings depict short, robed figures with large staring eyes and huge helmet-like heads, again the typical description of an extraterrestrial. These images are known to be 3,000 years old. More clues come from a wide variety of cultures. An early Colombian artifact looks almost exactly like the space shuttle. A clay sculpture from a pre-Japanese culture shows what looks like an astronaut inside a pressurized spacesuit. Both of these artifacts are at least 3,000 years old.
One hundred and forty million people live at altitudes above 2,500 metres (8,200 ft). Studies have found that these populations, especially people living in the Andes and in the Himalaya, have ways of compensating for the lower oxygen levels that are different from people living at sea level. Compared with acclimatized newcomers, native Andean and Himalayan populations have better oxygenation at birth, enlarged lung volumes throughout life, and a higher capacity for exercise.
Originally posted by Phage
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
Women nowadays in western nations dress trashy because it's en vogue, are we going to go pointing the finger at them and accusing them of being aliens?
The human family tree just got another -- mysterious -- branch, an African "sister species" to the heavy-browed Neanderthals who once roamed Europe.
While no fossilized bones have been found from these enigmatic people, they did leave a calling card in present-day Africans: snippets of foreign DNA.
There's only way one that genetic material could have made it into modern human populations.
"Geneticists like euphemisms, but we're talking about sex," said Joshua Akey of the University of Washington in Seattle, whose lab identified the foreign DNA in three groups of modern Africans.
These genetic leftovers do not resemble DNA from any modern-day humans. The foreign DNA also does not resemble Neanderthal DNA, which shows up in the DNA of some modern-day Europeans, Akey said. That means the newly identified DNA came from an unknown group.
"We're calling this a Neanderthal sibling species in Africa," Akey said. He added that the interbreeding likely occurred 20,000 to 50,000 years ago, long after some modern humans had walked out of Africa to colonize Asia and Europe, and around the same time Neanderthals were waning in Europe.
Akey said that present-day Europeans show no evidence of the foreign DNA, meaning the mystery people were likely confined to Africa.
Originally posted by Char-Lee
reply to post by SLAYER69
It seems to me that there have been so many of these skulls found over the years and of course Nefertiti, that I am sure the test were done, long ago they simply are not going to tell the public about it.
Scientists at Zurich-based DNA genealogy centre, iGENEA, reconstructed the DNA profile of the boy Pharaoh, who ascended the throne at the age of nine, his father Akhenaten and grandfather Amenhotep III, based on a film that was made for the Discovery Channel. The results showed that King Tut belonged to a genetic profile group, known as haplogroup R1b1a2, to which more than 50 percent of all men in Western Europe belong, indicating that they share a common ancestor.
Posted on: July 12, 2007 7:05 PM Like Tutankhamun, the mummy was found to have an elongated skull due to a congenital condition dolichocephaly, in which abnormally early fusion of the bones of the skull during development restricts the width of the head. And, also like Tutankhamun, the mummy was found to have cleft palate, impacted wisdom teeth and slight scoliosis - or abnormal curvature - of the spine. It is therefore probable that the individual had a genetic link with Tutankhamun.
Sculpture of Akhenaten as a Youth
Sculpture of one of Akhenatens
Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
reply to post by SLAYER69
Wasn't there an argument somewhere about how the volume of some skulls would not change from conditioning, as in physically stretching the skull over time would change the shape but not volume within, and therefore some of these skulls shapes are not from force?