From the source article listed in the OP:
"The deformation of the skull with the help of bandages (narrow strips of cloth) and small boards is a practice coming from central Asia," Lefranc
said in an email. "It was popularized by the Huns and adopted by many German people."
In those times, the deformed, alienlike skull was a privilege reserved for the aristocracy.
"In France, Germany and eastern Europe, these deformed skulls appear in tombs rich in objects," Lefranc said.
The wealthy lady's tomb also contained gold pins, belts known as chatelaines, pearls, a comb made of a stag antler, and a bronze mirror that likely
came from the Caucasus region or central Asia, he said.
These skull shaping practices are well documented, and even demonstrated in some modern primitive societies.
No Aliens, Annunaki, or whatever.
Those who think they're being lied to about History are absolutely correct, but, it's not from academia.
The lies are coming from all the 'junk-food', 'convenience store', and drive-thru' fringe sources, and just like McDeath Burger, Fizzy Sugary Drinks,
and all those other junk garbage foods that taste so good, people are readily gobbling it up in preference over the actual Real, 'Healthy' History.
It takes little to zero cognitive horsepower to gobble up fast-food, junk, garbage history, and it's understandable especially since it 'tastes' so
good and goes down so easy. People love garbage 'history' fantasy because, well, it's full of magic and mystery where reality is such a downer for so
many that want so much more, and if they can believe in or convince themselves through these junk-food lies about aliens, Annunaki, Gods, Demi-gods,
and other such that these super magical power things existed once-upon-a-time, it enables a faith response that it could oooooooo, maybe happen again.
Just like garbage junk food will have an unhealthy effect on the body, this easy to eat garbage junk history re-interpretation about Annunaki Aliens
and such will have an unhealthy effect on the brain.
Real History might be dry and 'boring', but, nothing worth having should ever be expected to come easy.
Stay off the junk-food History people.
The skull is a result of manual shaping over time using the methods described. It's well documented and understood.
Artificial Cranial Deformation - Read it!
There is no statistically significant difference in cranial capacity between artificially deformed skulls and normal skulls.
Head molding still goes on today in modern first world Nations too, but, with the opposite goal of deformation; to mold a child's head into normalized
Helmet Molding Therapy
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If your child is diagnosed with deformational plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, or scaphocephaly and is less than 12 months old, we may prescribe cranial
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edit on 11/19/2013 by AliceBleachWhite because: added and expanded on sources. corrected spelling errors.