Researchers have recently discovered six new skeletons in Bolivia. Two of them are of extreme interest since they display anomalous, freakishly large, elongated skulls.
According to researchers one of the skeletons had an elongated head that exceeds the proportions of an artificial cranial deformation. What could have caused such atypical features?
Finnish archaeologists working near the village of Patapatani in Bolivia, recently unearthed at least six individuals buried under an Aymara funerary tower.
Two of the skeletons – a mother and her baby – were of particular interest since both had freakishly large elongated heads that were not the result of cranial deformation.
Brien Foerster – known for his extensive research on the Paracas skulls – recently took a trip to the Patapatani museum where researchers transferred the newly discovered skeletons.
According to experts, based on the shape of the pelvis, the skeleton we see in the images belongs to a young woman who died in her preadolescence.
The young girl had an elongated head that exceeds the proportions of an artificial cranial deformation.
The fetus found in the tomb is believed to have died between eight and nine months into development, most probably with the mother during birth.
If it is proven to be the case, it is very likely that the baby would have been born with an elongated skull as well, meaning that both the mother and the fetus had similar conditions.
Is that a new subspecies of ancient humans that died out thousands of years ago?