These skulls caused a stir in 2014 when a geneticist carried our preliminary DNA testing and later reported that they have mitochondrial DNA 'with mutations unknown in any human, primate or animal known so far'. A second round of DNA testing has been completed and the results are just as controversial.
Paracas is a desert peninsula located within Pisco province on the south coas of Peru. It is here that in 1928, Julio Tello made an amazing discovery - a massive and elaborate graveyard containing tombs filled with the remains of individuals with the largest elongated skulls found anywhere in the world. These skulls date back around 2000 years.
The most notable differences between the Paracas skulls and regular human skulls is that the sutures (where the cranial plates are grown together) are completely different than on human skulls, and thus is the strongest argument that the skulls are not the result of cranial headbinding.
Are they a unique sub-species of humans, now extinct? Or possibly human-alien hybrids.
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