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I'm not saying it was alie

  1. Dec 21, 2012 #1
    I'm not saying it was alie....

    121221_SkullPhoto-0840a.files.grid-8x2.jpg
    Very much like the skulls in "Indiana Jones vs The Aliens" (or whatever that movie was called):

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5027058...ience-science/?ocid=msnhp&pos=10#.UNUc0u18tSU
     
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  3. Dec 22, 2012 #2

    Drakkith

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    Ugh, freaky!
     
  4. Dec 22, 2012 #3

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    Ah, the lost art of interventional phrenology.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2012 #4
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    That one doesn't very much look like a crystal.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2012 #5

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    Intentional distortions of the features of children (be it head-binding, foot-binding, etc) has been around for a long time. While the results can be shocking to contemporary people, it is good to reflect on the cultural pressures that made such modifications "favorable" in the eyes of potential mates, and perhaps elevate or depress the childrens' social status.

    It was probably a statement of the parents' status and wealth, too. If you bind the feet of a female child, it is unlikely that she would be able to perform any physical labor outside the home. Cooking and cleaning (thought servants might have taken care of that) would be possible, but what about growing and harvesting food, or gathering firewood?
     
  7. Dec 22, 2012 #6

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    So how do I stretch my children's skulls?
     
  8. Dec 22, 2012 #7

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    Hang them by their hair? :devil:

    The technique was binding the skulls to encourage elongation during early development. I can't imagine that any pointy-skulled woman would attract me, but apparently some cultures prized this type of distortion.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2012 #8

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    This one in the OP is unusual, as normally the head is elongated, but the eye sockets remain normal, at least in previous finds.

    http://shs.westport.k12.ct.us/forensics/11-forensic_anthropology/skeleton_evidence.htm [Broken]
     

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  10. Dec 22, 2012 #9

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    Well I'm officially creeped out permanently
     
  11. Dec 22, 2012 #10

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    Join the club.
     
  12. Dec 22, 2012 #11
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    The future past! That's the next phase in human evolution funded by your healthcare program is expanding the skull and tweaking the brain for whatever capacity you want. Only then will we fully understand these primitives in cahoots with the insidious alien anal probe mind control x-pear-e-ments!
     
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