Translated by Guerman Grachev
10/06/2005 - 10:05
Archeologists discover strange elongated skulls in different parts
of the world
Russian media outlets have recently covered a story about yet
another mystery of the ancient period of human civilization, when
archaeologists discovered plates with drawings in South America. The
plates or the so-called Iki stones are about 70 million years old.
The drawings show people with disproportionately large heads.
There are skulls of the same shape in
the local museums. But archeologists find the elongated skulls in
Russia too, in the North Caucasus. The Pyatigorsk museum of regional
studies has them on display. Do those skulls have anything in
And who started "the fashion?"
in the crown of the head
Pyatigorsk skull was found at the excavation site of the Khasaot
burial ground in the vicinity of Kislovodsk," says Doctor of
Historical Sciences Vladimir Kuznetsov, the author of numerous
studies of history of the North Caucasus.
"The skull is part of
culture of the ancient Alani. Approximately, it dates back to
the 3rd - 5th centuries A.D. These strange skulls appeared at
the same time when the Sarmatian and Alani hordes came around.
Some of the nomads moved for the North Caucasus in 15th
"Researchers have repeatedly proved that the skulls had been
deformed on purpose," says Mr. Kuznetsov. "Ropes or special
blocks were tied tightly round the heads of infants, over the
temples. The custom went out of fashion by 17th century. The
reason behind the deformation phenomenon is still unknown.
hard to say whether the methods worked effectively or not since
nobody ever conducted scientific experiments regarding the
binding of the infants' heads. But "aliens" are not likely to be
involved in this case," says the researcher.
Still, it is very strange that the
deformed skulls are found in European countries including Norway and
France. They are also found in Central Asia, in Central and South
Taking into account huge distances and oceans separating
different nations, how could people pass around the weird fashion?
"The skull exhibited here used to
belong to a young woman in her twenties," says senior researcher
of the Pyatigorsk museum of regional studies Mikhail Semendyaev.
"Its volume is quite regular, about 1.5 liters. By the way,
archeologists normally find 2-3 deformed skulls like this one in
every hundred of skulls discovered during the excavation," adds
Specialists have no explanation for a
particular feature of the elongated skulls. If you take a closer
look at the skull, you will see a tiny hole on the crown.
of the hole are extremely neat and even. Only elongated skulls have
tidy holes. Could it be that the holes were used for picking
information from space or from the egg-headed colleagues scattered
around the world?
wanted to look like aliens
"I did research on one of those
skulls found near the town of Chihuahua in Mexico in the 1930s,"
says the well-known archeologist
Lloyd Pye, the author of the
book 'Everything You Know is Wrong'.
"When the appearance of the
"owner" was restored using Professor Gerasimov's method, it
became obvious that the guy resembled aliens the way they are
portrayed by eyewitnesses. I ran a DNA test of his bones in two
laboratories. His DNA links in some sections differed from the
human ones. The skull should have contained around 2 liter of
brain. The skull of present-day man can hold only 1.5 liters of
brain," says Mr. Pye.
"Some specimens indicate that the "fashion" for elongated skulls
is al least 20 thousand years old. It could have originated
earlier on. I can not tell you exactly when. I can only assume
that ancient people wanted to imitate somebody else. Maybe they
wanted to look like those beings who were more perfect in terms
They could also imitate the aliens whose skulls
probably had different dimensions," says Mr. Pye.