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An archaeological discovery of 13 ?conehead?-shaped skulls in Mexico has people recalling the famed Saturday Night Live sketch. The bones, which are about 1,000 years old, dating from 945 A.D. to 1308 A.D., were discovered accidentally during a dig for an irrigation system in the northwest state of Sonora in Mexico.

While it?s not unheard of for archaeological sites to be unearthed during modern excavations, the misshapen skulls discovered on the site are fairly uncommon, especially as far north as Sonora.

?This was an Hispanic cemetery with 25 skulls, and 13 of them have deformed heads,? Cristina Garcia Moreno, who worked on the project with Arizona State University, told ABC News. ?We don?t know why this population specifically deformed their heads.?

Many of the bones were the remains of children, which lead Moreno to believe that the practice of deforming skulls ?may have been inept and dangerous.? The practice of artificial skull deformation was not limited to Mexico, though. The Chinookan tribes of the U.S. Northwest and the Choctaw of the U.S. Southeast both practiced the ritual.

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What's so "alien" about it, when the article specifies the reason for the deformation?

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for all we know aliens have totaly different shaped heads to what the media and film industry have us believe.

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for all we know aliens have totaly different shaped heads to what the media and film industry have us believe.

We don't know if aliens exist yet.

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What's so "alien" about it, when the article specifies the reason for the deformation?

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An infants bones are quite soft, and their cranial sutures (spaces between the skull bones) do not close for many years. Several ancient cultures wrapped royal kids heads with bindings that would cause their soft skulls to grow into such shapes. Nothing new.

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We don't know if aliens exist yet.

I do. ;)

What's so "alien" about it, when the article specifies the reason for the deformation?

Because the head is similar to the Grey aliens reportedly seen:

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The cult of skull deformations was practiced by several cultures around the globe. A strange practice indeed, spread mainly in ancient Egypt, the Middle East, Africa, North, Central and South America and frequently in China. Some artificially elongated heads, deformed during early childhood, were even found in graves in Bavaria and Lower Austria, too. In more recent times, the deformation of skulls was still practiced in Lapland and on Crete. So far, the purpose of the deformation and why it was practiced all over the world at different times remains unclear. Was it just an ephemeral "ideal of beauty" or the desire to imitate a godly example, a kind of imitation cult?

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We don't know if aliens exist yet.

We don't know if Aliens don't exist.

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To emulate what they believed their gods looked like?

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We don't know if Aliens don't exist.

I do. ;)

Because the head is similar to the Grey aliens reportedly seen:

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Those aren't aliens and the skulls aren't very similar, at all.

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Those aren't aliens and the skulls aren't very similar, at all.

Maybe you should put your glasses on. :laugh:

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An infants bones are quite soft, and their cranial sutures (spaces between the skull bones) do not close for many years. Several ancient cultures wrapped royal kids heads with bindings that would cause their soft skulls to grow into such shapes. Nothing new.

You are right, it's nothing new. I just wonder why they did it. It makes no sense to me.

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What's so "alien" about it, when the article specifies the reason for the deformation?

It what was posted by Hum. It's not like he reads the stuff that he copy/pastes.

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<p>These skulls were not deformed by manipulation, as these skulls demonstrate increased internal volume, as compared to a normal skull. This increased interior capacity cannot be increased by manipulation of the bones in this manner. The contemporary photo shows a similar shape, yes, but a markedly smaller size.

Interesting reading here:

http://hiddenincatou...nd-their-world/???? "Of the 5 physical factors, pointed out by Lloyd Pye and myself, which are not at all common to Homo sapiens, are two that I will mention. One is the presence of 2 small holes in the back of the skull, perpendicular to the cranial suture present in the parietal plate of the skull...The other factor is that there is only one parietal plate, where there should be 2."

and here - http://www.everythingselectric.com/forum/index.php?topic=179.0 These are hominids, not aliens. These beings, as someone had so eloquently put, "took a dump with their pants down like everyone else" lol....

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