More Cranial Deformations / Elongated Skulls in Cental America
Today I saw a local lad with an earring that made a hole in his ear lobe the size of a 50c piece.
But that is today – I doubt that 1000 years ago people would dare to be so different just to make a spectacle of themselves….
“Cranial deformation in Mesoamerican cultures was used to differentiate one social group from another and for ritual purposes,
…In this case, you cannot recognise any social differences because all the burials seem to have the same characteristics.
The news piece suggests that the deformation killed the subjects, as if looking that way was worth dying for.
With cranial deformations either it was a major cultural trend, or it was a case of imitating those that they admire, or the heads were just born that way – perhaps Mysterious Elders. And it could be all three.
The trick is to prove that such heads occurred naturally. One way would be to show that they appeared globally, prior to accepted cultural connections. That would imply that the Mysterious Elders were the transmitters of the meme, and therefore the travelers. Well, two of the major pyramid regions had them – Central America and Egypt (check out the skull of Tutankhamen…).