Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Skull elongation of the Paracas

The Paracas lived on the coast of what is now Peru between 1000BC and 100AD. They developed a complex and advanced civilization, but some of their practices are considered bizarre and sinister today. Chief among them is the practice of skull elongation. Deformation of the skull began shortly after birth and continued for years.
It's believed the practice was a way to mark those of noble birth. Evidence is seen among the royalty of the Inca Empire, who all had elongated skulls. The Paracas remain mysterious. DNA testing of 19 Paracas skulls indicates that they migrated from Eurasia.
The mystery deepened after geoglyps were found, huge drawings etched into the Earth, in Palpa province. They predate the famous Nazca lines by a thousand years.