Archaeologists excavated 25 human skeletons with elongated skulls from Houtaomuga archaeological site in northeast China. The strange shape of the skulls symbolizes a part of the ritual in ancient China.
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According to a study published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology in 2019, the average age of the skeletons was between 5,000 to 12,000 years old. 11 of them had artificially modified skulls found between 2011 and 2015.
The researchers from China’s Jilin University and Texas A&M University who conducted the excavations, were surprised at the abundance of “anomalies” and suggested that many were “egg-shaped.”
Currently, the Chinese egg-shaped craniums are considered to be the oldest in the world. Besides, it was noted that the tradition of stretching heads had been formed long before the Neolithic Revolution (First Agricultural Revolution) took place. It was believed that the tradition of skull modification started around 9,000 years ago.
Using various devices in the form of sticks, rags, and ropes, ancient people mutilated their skulls. The practice of pulling skulls was common among the people in Siberia, South America, China. Then, it spread all over the world for several thousands of years – up to South America, Egypt, Russia, the Urals, and the Crimea.
Scientists still do not know why in ancient times people deliberately pulled their skulls out and where it started.
The children’s heads were clamped in a special vice or in a device of two boards. In the process, not only the bones of the skull were stretched, but also the inside structure deformed. At the same time, the bones of the skull became very thin.
Archaeologists believed that humans with deformed skulls were trained to perform some important social roles. For example, to become priests of a certain cult. They believed that elongated skulls would open some unusual abilities, allow them to communicate with higher powers. At least, people probably thought that by pulling back their heads, they acquire a strong social status in their society.
Ancient astronaut theorists believe that the ancient people simply copied the aliens who visited Earth in the distant past because they had egg-shaped heads.
For millions of years, aliens visited Earth and taught humans advanced skills and techniques. When they left, the nobility began to artificially stretch their skulls to resemble the ancient “Gods.”
According to esotericism, the supposedly elongated shape of the skull facilitated the opening of the “Third Eye” and helped to travel in the astral plane.
Until now, thousands of elongated skulls have been excavated, some have natural origin but others are considered to be not human. Does it mean they represent the skulls of aliens?
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