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Monday, August 31, 2015
Early Civilizations by Eleanor Stem
Artificially Elongated Head (Painting by Hollar)
While in the throes of a new
novel, I’m making an attempt to write a different story of early earth. As a
result, I’ve been reviewing ancient civilizations, folklore, and religion. What
I’ve learned is through archeological technological advances, old digs become
new; little known peoples with shallow histories become complex.
Take for instance the Paracas
Skulls. They come from Peru where so many unexplained structures still stand;
where strange peoples resided then disappeared. Scientists have found evidence
of man not linked to our species buried in the Pisco Province of the old Inca
Lewis and Clark wrote in their
journals of meeting along the route to the Pacific Northwest native groups who
pressed boards against the heads of young children. They left the boards there
until their heads were elongated. This deformity was apparently appealing to
the eye. They were called Flat Heads.
Other civilizations around the
world decorated their bodies with ink, or extended their lips with flat
insertions. I should think this distortion would make it difficult to eat or
drink. Some cultures allowed their aristocrats to grow long fingernails,
forming them into spirals and decorated with jewels. Once their nails were in
this position, they were incapable of doing the slightest task and had to be
helped by another. In other places, female necks were stretched from clavicle
to chin with metal rings. Once their growing stopped, if the rings were removed,
their necks would not support their heads.
How did cultures come about with these
ideas? What caused them to think these deformities had worth?
Well, let us look at the Paracas
Skeletons have been discovered in
South America whose heads were elongated, but not purposefully done. Their
heads were this way by natural design. Does this mean somewhere along our
ancient, shadowed history, our ancestors came upon people with naturally
elongated skulls? Here's some pics.
The large Paracas burial site was discovered in 1928 and filled with approximately 300 skeletons, all
with deformed skulls. Peruvian archaeologist, Julio Tello, believes these
remains have been buried about 3,000 years. The craniums excavated are 25-60%
heavier than the ones you and I possess. They also contain one parietal plate
as opposed to our two, another reason that suggests these skulls come from an unknown
Mr Juan Navarro is the owner and
director of Paracas History Museum that houses several of these remains. Recently,
he allowed samples of the skeletons to be DNA tested. “...samples consisted of
hair, including roots, a tooth, skull bone and skin... documented via photos
The geneticist who received these
samples had no idea what he had prior to his testing. Brien Foerster who
authored several books on people of South America revealed the data from this
Unless data comes forth from
other sources as a comparison, these tests show the specimens are completely
separate from any evolutionary species on our earth. If there is an association
with humanoids, then it happened in the far distant past.
The initial results are impressive
even as scientists are not done testing. What will happen when more of our
world is exposed due to the melting ice sheets? What else will we learn of our
earth and its “far far away” distant past?
Of course, you’ll find a plethora
of nay-sayers. They
are all over the internet, like this one. But what if they are wrong? I contend over the centuries we
have lost valuable information that would explain so many mysteries. What about the
Library of Alexandria that was purposefully destroyed over a period of years,
the first attempt by the Julius Caesar. They say the loss of ancient
information is incalculable.
We think none of the above will happen
now, that all our collected data is safe. Wars couldn’t obliterate it, fires or
earthquakes. More and more information is being electronically accumulated and
Who reads paper books these days?
Who goes to a bank? We can retrieve reading material, money and data from outside
sources that go directly to our smartphones, our computers. We have backups, and backups on top of that. Somewhere
there would be a record.
But what if our earth was struck
by a strong electromagnetic pulse that wiped out our electronic data? This sort
of energy could destroy all our stored records, the information that shows who we are. If anything of us remained, later
peoples would consider our culture primitive.
Many thanks to:
The website Ancient Origins: http://www.peruthisweek.com/blogs-calm-down-the-paracas-skulls-are-not-from-alien-beings-102258