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‘Alien’-Like Skulls Found in Mexico

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Archaeologists in Mexico have uncovered 25 “alien”-looking human skulls with in a cemetery in the northwest state of Sonora, they said today.

Some of the skulls showed “deformities,” said Cristina Garcia Moreno, who worked on the excavation project with Arizona State University, which analyzed the bones. The bones are about 1,000 years old, dating from 945 A.D. to 1308 A.D.

“This was an Hispanic cemetery with 25 skulls, and 13 of them have deformed heads,” Moreno told ABC News today. “We don’t know why this population specifically deformed their heads.”

Moreno said that scientists had found skulls in other parts of Mexico, including Guasave, south of Sonora that also showed similar deformities in certain groups of people. Scientists believe they put beams of wood on the front and back of individuals’ heads and wrapped the wood with bands to exert pressure on the skull, Moreno said.
“We know that in some parts of Mexico, people deformed their heads because they wanted to distinguish important people or they wanted to distinguish people from one group from another,” she said.

Moreno said that skulls like this had never before been found in Sonora, and that many of the skeletons in the cemetery were those of children.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/12/alien-looking-human-skulls-found-in-mexico/
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http://news.discovery.com/history/ancient-cranial-deformations-121219.html
 
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Not human.
 
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They are human, cultures have been known to deform their skulls by using rope and tying it around a new born head. The plates of the skull are then altered and as the child grows fuze into the desired shape.
 
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probably hehe. although, there are similar examples in some museum in mexico so i believe.
 

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They are human, cultures have been known to deform their skulls by using rope and tying it around a new born head. The plates of the skull are then altered and as the child grows fuze into the desired shape.
Read an article on that a few days ago in a UK newspaper article. Seems to be the result of skull binding, which they have an illustration of:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/12/18/article-2250145-16928199000005DC-796_634x292.jpg
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...-alien-skull-discovered-Mexican-cemetery.html

I still find it hard to empathise with the cultural motivations for such practices though.
look at the eye sockets. those arent human!
 
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Interesting. Where do you think "THEY" got the idea from to make the 1979 Aliens Movie.
 

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pretty sure that the slit is the thing u see between the temporal bone and the malar bone.
Yup. I can't pretend to know the name of that (hence my description was limited to "area next to") but that's what I thought you mistook for an eye socket.

But the real eye sockets which can't be seen in that picture in OP should be fairly normal. I believe the only other alteration to the skull was done to the teeth in some of the other skulls they found believed to be a right of passage
 
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Okay, this is archaeology so deserves to be in the science section.

However, it's the banal stupidity and cultural ignorance tripe to tag 'Alien-like' with it. The article clearly states how the skulls get deformed. Nothing Alien Like about them.

If anything, lets say Geiger's xenomorph has Ancient Mexican shaped skull.

It's the juxtaposition of proper science and 'pop culture' that really gets my knickers in a mother ****ing twist when it gets posted. It's what makes the internet so stupidly dangerous. It feeds the minds of the retarded en masse.
 
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what?!?!?!

they have found a deformed skull in an area known to bind the heads of babies to deform skulls!!!

well i never....

mayans, egyptians and some african cultures all did this in the past. whether it was to please their gods or aliens we will never know but that is a human skull.
 
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Exactly, but gets posted here with the 'Alien-Like skull found'. Does my tits in. :mad:
 
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this is called "banding" and sometimes "lengthening" , it is a series of bands applied to a baby's skull before the fontanelle(Soft spot on the top of an infants head) has finished hardening. This in turn causes that conehead like effect. One could ask, since this has been going on for SO long, who are/where they imitating?

and that's the temple. Not eye socket. Although I'm sure there would be some type of shape deformity from this much Squeezing.
 
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Exactly, but gets posted here with the 'Alien-Like skull found'. Does my tits in. :mad:
It wasn't the OP that said it's alien like, it's all the news outlets. And this stuff is good for science as it's get attention and publicity and that might mean income which mean moar science!
 
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It wasn't the OP that said it's alien like, it's all the news outlets. And this stuff is good for science as it's get attention and publicity and that might mean income which mean moar science!
No need to perpetuate the SEO click fishing of news outlets here.
 
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does deforming a skull allow more brain mass?
 
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I dont agree that these are aliens.
 
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