Elongated skulls

Museum with elongated skulls. Want a better look? Sure! Your tour guide puts on rubber gloves, opens the case, and takes them out to the front porch where the light is better. The closest is a normal human skull ( maybe 500 years old) for comparison:
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An MD on the tour discusses anomalies in the sutures of the elongated skulls:
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Tour guide Brien Foerster shows a skull he found and donated to the little museum in Paracas, Peru:
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2 comments

  1. Syd Blackwell says:

    This must have been a very interesting experience. We have seen the pictures, but this must be intense. Especially having them taken out into sunlight!

    • Doug says:

      This whole trip was about was about asking “is this stuff for real?” and experiencing it physically in person, seeing how it resonates. Brien and his contacts added a dimension to the experience that’s difficult to describe.

      So much of “our” history that remains unexplained or superficially dismissed (“National Geographicked” to the cognoscenti).

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