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The 'Broken Hill Skull' to go on display to the public for first time since 1921.

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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 02:07 PM
The “Broken Hill Skull”, one of the most important early human specimens, has never been shown to the public since its discovery in 1921.

The "Broken Hill" skull (right) - believed to be from Homo heidelbergensis, an early relative of modern humans - is among the most pristinely preserved examples of its kind. Shown here next to a Neanderthal skull, the Broken Hill skull goes on display at London's Natural History Museum on 1 March.

Would you look at the size of that noggin!



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 02:10 PM
Looks like a bullet hole behind his ear
did this guy have lead poisoning

posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 03:13 PM
reply to post by rickymouse

They think it may have been dental infection or chronic ear infection that attributed to his death, not many ear nose and mouth specialists back then I gather.

posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 04:39 PM
I'm thinking that it is a drill mark, perhaps they mounted it at some time. It is unlikely that the hole is natural, it is too small and circular, and if damage occurred after death, the bone would be brittle and would fracture into shards or you would see radial lines emanating out from it.

posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 03:23 PM
What gets me is the size of it in comparison to the other.

I am surprised the ancient alien crowd are not all over this with ' ancient human genetic modification proof', or something of the sorts that you would see Tsoukalos raving about lol.

and yeah the hole mark would have been made after the discovery.

posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 03:28 PM

Originally posted by Lady_Tuatha

Would you look at the size of that noggin!

Neat find OP...I wonder how many of the so-called "giant skeletons" unearthed are actually Homo Heidelbergensis?

I had to give stars and flags just for the funny quote above...made me laugh out loud!
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posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 09:53 PM
reply to post by Jeremiah65

That is valid thought, as Homo Heidlbergensis was very large, reaching
up 7 feet tall
It's also with homo heidlbergensis that the red hair gene shows up, so maybe that's the source of the "red haired' giants of native American lore.

posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 03:24 PM
Hey case you (and others) wondered why I was so tickled at your "noggin" reference....well here ya go...

A noggin is an old reference to a tree burl...a growth on the side of a tree.

Usually caused by some damage, infection or parasite infestation. They are absolutely beautiful "inside". They make the absolute most beautiful bowls, cups and spoons. I am a woodcarver and I am always beside myself at the chance of getting a true blue "burl"...or "noggin"...the grain inside them is almost like magic is beauty beyond description....well...that is a prejudice point of view...I love to carve weird wood. It's harder to do but the results are always astounding.

here are some "noggins"...

I love is the one thing that helps stop the noise in my head. The more odd and harder the wood is to work with, the more wonderful and beautiful the outcome...none of these examples could have been turned on a takes good ole mallet and chisel to make these...

Enjoy...and thanks for the laugh....

posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 09:19 PM
reply to post by Jeremiah65

Those are some beautiful examples! Wood carving is something I have always wanted to try because my grandfather was a master woodcarver (so i'm told) even tho it was not his profession, there is a pub in southern Ireland where I am from that still has a chain that he carved from a solid block of wood hanging behind the bar, its a talking piece for customers :-) thanks for the lovely pics.

Oh by the way ; 'noggin' is a slang term for 'head' in Ireland' lol
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posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 08:05 AM
Oh I know, I'm of Scott-Irish descent...maybe I should have clarified the humor side...a noggin is someone's head and it is also a "knot" on a some people...apparently they are one in the same!

I wonder if the folks always jumping on the "giant skeletons" also have "noggins" over their shoulders?

I am kidding!

It's such a funny word to me "Get a load of the noggin on that guy"...makes me laugh every time I say it!

Sorry, I didn't mean to derail your thread in anyway.

It's a fascinating find and I wish that the museums would not keep those things out of public view. If people would get the chance to see these things, it might quiet down some of the "conspiracy" ideas about the origins of man.

Some folks want to believe in the 'Nephalim" as being giants in the days before the flood. What I have read is that "Nephalim" actually translates to "without a soul"...has nothing to do with physical stature. It leads me personally to think that the early homo sapiens encountered either the Neanderthals or the Heidelbergensis...saying they were "without a soul" made it easy to kill or enslave them. Just my two cents.

posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 08:10 AM
reply to post by Lady_Tuatha

Have there been any allegations that this skull may be fake? It looks very complete and all shined up.

Here is the wikipedia link to Homo Heidelbergensis (not that there's anything wrong with that), the type of human that the skull is attributed to.

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posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 09:17 AM
reply to post by Aleister

I have'nt read anything about it being a fake. I know there is some replicas of the skull around but I think the one shown in the picture is the real one, and that they maybe 'prettied' it up for the photos and for going on display to the public.

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