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Edited by BrenMan 94: 2/9/2014 6:33:21 AM
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Paracas Elongated Skulls Aren't Human - New DNA Findings

[quote]Paracas is a desert peninsula located within the Pisco Province in the Ica Region, on the south coast of Peru. It is here were Peruvian archaeologist, Julio Tello, made an amazing discovery in 1928, a massive and elaborate graveyard containing tombs filled with the remains of individuals with the largest elongated skulls found anywhere in the world. These have come to be known as the 'Paracas skulls'. In total, Tello found more than 300 of these elongated skulls, which are believed to date back around 3,000 years. A DNA analysis has now been conducted on one of the skulls and expert Brien Foerster has released preliminary information regarding these enigmatic skulls. It is well-known that most cases of skull elongation are the result of cranial deformation, head flattening, or head binding, in which the skull is intentionally deformed by applying force over a long period of time. It is usually achieved by binding the head between two pieces of wood, or binding in cloth. However, while cranial deformation changes the shape of the skull, it does not alter its volume, weight, or other features that are characteristic of a regular human skull. The Paracas skulls, however, are different. The cranial volume is up to 25 percent larger and 60 percent heavier than conventional human skulls, meaning they could not have been intentionally deformed through head binding/flattening. They also contain only one parietal plate, rather than two. The fact that the skulls' features are not the result of cranial deformation means that the cause of the elongation is a mystery, and has been for decades. Mr. Juan Navarro, owner and director of the local museum, called the Paracas History Museum, which houses a collection of 35 of the Paracas skulls, allowed the taking of samples from 5 of the skulls. The samples consisted of hair, including roots, a tooth, skull bone and skin, and this process was carefully documented via photos and video. The samples were sent to the late Lloyd Pye, founder of the Starchild Project, who delivered the samples to a geneticist in Texas for DNA testing. The results are now back, and Brien Foerster, author of more than ten books and an authority on the ancient elongated headed people of South America, has just revealed the preliminary results of the analysis. He reports on the geneticist's findings: "It had mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA) with mutations unknown in any human, primate, or animal known so far. But a few fragments I was able to sequence from this sample indicate that if these mutations will hold we are dealing with a new human-like creature, very distant from Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans." The implications are huge. "I am not sure it will even fit into the known evolutionary tree," Foerster wrote. He added that if the Paracas individuals were so biologically different, they would not have been able to interbreed with humans. The results need to be replicated and more analysis undertaken before final conclusions can be drawn. [i]Source: ADG (UK) via Paracas History Museum / Brian Foerster Interview[/i][/quote]Pretty damn cool. And these were dated to be from around 3,000 years ago. However, this might need to be viewed with [url=http://doubtfulnews.com/2014/02/foerster-pye-and-ketchum-collaborate-paracas-elongated-skull-exposed-its/]some scrutiny[/url]. [url=http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/545/DNA-Analysis-Of-Paracas-Elongated-Skulls-Released-The-Results-Prove-They-Were-Not-Human]Honey Mustard Sauce[/url]
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  • Aliens Or evolution just got proven wrong
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    • Edited by Noble 6: 7/20/2014 3:02:49 PM
      [quote]#HubertJFarnsworth[/quote] I lol'd
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    • Guys... you don't think that this could be...
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    • What I think when I see those.
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      • He built a time machine?
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      • Edited by Le Dustin xddddd: 2/9/2014 3:07:56 PM
        3,000 years old is young enough that you'd think that they'd belong to the group of humans that crossed the Bering Land Bridge 20,000 years ago, but if they're so far apart genetically that they can't even breed, then 17,000 years is definitely far too short for the Paracas to have developed from the Bering Land Bridge group of humans 20,000 years ago. So normally you would conclude that there was a much older land bridge in which humans crossed over. But if this were true, why would they have only spread to a tiny part of Peru and no where else on the continent? With no other humans to compete with, they should have spread everywhere. The only conclusion you could make at the that point is that they went under some kind of rapid evolution where the group 'breed' itself for individuals with long heads. Or perhaps there was some outside interference to the population (cough cough). Now here's the point where I say that all of this is based on the assumption that a cryptozoologist is a reliable source to get genetic testing done. Someone who really wants to prove the Ancient Alien "Theory" true is probably not the best source to get information from. With that said, I'm guessing that the Paracas are not that far off from the human beings that colonized the American continents 20,000 years ago. And clearly enough, these elongated heads are not genetic, but rather just physical deformations applied to newborns. They just happen to be the most successful group of natives that elongated their heads, because they're not the only ones who did that.
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        • Interesting.
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        • Considering how similar they seem to be to humans in the facial department, and the fact that we know of methods which can result in purposeful deformation like this, I'll going to be very sceptical about this one.
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        • If they are alien skulls that would be cool
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          [url=http://doubtfulnews.com/2014/02/foerster-pye-and-ketchum-collaborate-paracas-elongated-skull-exposed-its/]Oh looky here, this claim may need to be viewed with a little scrutiny.[/url]
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          • Just clone them already.
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            • [quote]Starchild Project[/quote]This makes me cautious about the whole thing. I'm very excited and intrigued by this, but I think the people involved are looking for a specific kind of conclusion, and that may taint the research.
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            • Me think they have head like Sangheili. They half-breeds. Half-breeds bad.
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            • I'm crossing my fingers so hard at this that they might break. notreallybutyouknowwhatimean
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              I'll wait for a more independent group to confirm it, but if this is true I'll lose my shit.
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            • They're totally time lords. I mean, what else [i]could[/i] they be?
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