Originally posted by SLAYER69
The question in my mind has always been, Why? How did this tradition start? Were their ancestors trying to retain a certain look that they were losing
through the advancing generations or mixing with more and more Homo Sapiens? or were their ancestors trying to emulate something or someone they once
My take on that is that they tried to emulate their ancestors who had a more primitive skull shape. If they kept their ancestors skulls for reverence
it would make sense (to me) that those who wanted to claim to be closest to their ancestors also wanted to have a closer resemblence to them.
In time this fashion would spiral out of control and produce freaks.
Much like tattooes nowadays.
We started with small pretty tattooes on young women's ankle or shoulder. Now many young women look like freaks and all they can do is keep persisting
that it is beautiful and that they love them. But they are still freaks.
Much like genital shaving.
Somehow the genital shaving from prostitution and x-rated movies that were done to give a better view and make cleaning easier is now the norm. Young
women and grown women now has to look like a pedophile's wet dream.
Ultra white teeth. No natural body odours. Males now shaving breast, arms and legs. Body lotions for men. FagoBagos. Cars with AutoParking. etc.
It's all about creating or beeing told about something that will make you stand out from the crowd as something special.
Oh I weant to be an individual and show that I am special so I'll just get the same that everybody else is getting. Except mine will be prettier,
bigger, more expensive or just extreme.
And back to the ancients after my little rant
The ruling classes have always tried to make themselves look different from common people (or normal people as we like to call them).
Skull shaping is just one of those methods. As I said - it was most likely to emulate skulls from ancestors. And the ancestors had elongated
Just had another possible reason for odd skull shapes.
Small populations. Incestuous behaviour because of the small number of individuals. Birth defects.
edit on 28-7-2012 by HolgerTheDane2 because:
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