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(Time)   Conehead skulls unearthed in Mexico, not France   (newsfeed.time.com) divider line 30
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2012-12-27 11:47:45 AM
Why they did this is unknown, they just left that there did they?
 
2012-12-27 11:57:07 AM
Wanted for questioning
www.ryot.org
 
2012-12-27 12:45:49 PM
Yeah, not that bizarre. A lot of tribes did that back in the day. The only weird thing is where these were found, outside of the normal range of the practice.

It was done by placing a baby's head between two wooden blocks and binding it to apply pressure, gradually deforming the skull into the shape shown.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-27 04:32:32 PM

Rincewind53: Yeah, not that bizarre. A lot of tribes did that back in the day. The only weird thing is where these were found, outside of the normal range of the practice.

It was done by placing a baby's head between two wooden blocks and binding it to apply pressure, gradually deforming the skull into the shape shown.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 410x492]


The practice was widespread in the Americas, and in the Andean region there's all sorts of shapes, not just the conehead one. That's a piss-poor article that makes it more of a"bizarre mystery" than it needs to be. Grumble grumble journalists grumble....
 
2012-12-27 04:36:39 PM
Pre-Columbian sites are by definition not "Hispanic." Also, this is not unusual, even if it's not typically as common in Central America as South America.
 
2012-12-27 04:37:36 PM
Their diet consisted of mass quanities of shredded swine flesh and fried chicken embryos.
 
2012-12-27 04:43:47 PM
GIS for Aliens Mexico returned:

www.allmystery.de

/hot (the link.  Not the freakchild.)
 
2012-12-27 04:44:22 PM
+1 Subby :)
 
2012-12-27 04:46:45 PM
I've been tugging on my weener practically all my life and it hasn't gotten any longer. Damn it.
 
2012-12-27 04:48:14 PM

Rincewind53: Yeah, not that bizarre. A lot of tribes did that back in the day. The only weird thing is where these were found, outside of the normal range of the practice.

It was done by placing a baby's head between two wooden blocks and binding it to apply pressure, gradually deforming the skull into the shape shown.


Well at least they didn't circumcise their infants. That would be cruel.
 
2012-12-27 04:48:46 PM
Well, France occupied Mexico for a time, gave them Emperor Maximilian I, mariachis, pan francés and coneheads.
 
2012-12-27 04:50:08 PM

nucular bum: Well, France occupied Mexico for a time, gave them Emperor Maximilian I, mariachis, pan francés and coneheads.


...and the French Tickler.
 
2012-12-27 04:51:29 PM
Skull modification was done in Europe by the Goths (or was it the Visigoths?), the supposed purpose was to make their warriors appear more ferocious to their enemies.
 
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2012-12-27 04:51:30 PM
www.troll.me

Obvious
 
2012-12-27 04:51:40 PM
www.stevekhan.com
 
2012-12-27 04:53:56 PM

Sgygus: Skull modification was done in Europe by the Goths (or was it the Visigoths?), the supposed purpose was to make their warriors appear more ferocious to their enemies.


I'd say they failed.

pysih.com
 
2012-12-27 05:07:42 PM
Came for dan akyroyd and Jane Curtin, leaving unsatisfied

/Jane you ignorant slut!
 
2012-12-27 05:09:20 PM
While the site, known as El Cementerio, was discovered in 1999,

JUST in the nick of time.
 
2012-12-27 05:14:25 PM
"Many of the bones were the remains of children, which lead Moreno to believe that the practice of deforming skulls 'may have been inept and dangerous;'"

That made me larf.
 
2012-12-27 05:17:56 PM
It's what's for dinner.

farm5.staticflickr.com

/Mass quantities
 
2012-12-27 05:18:45 PM
In ancient times, this happened in a lot of cultures.
Egypt: ts3.mm.bing.net
Central Africa: ts4.mm.bing.net
to name a few.
 
2012-12-27 05:26:27 PM
You guys do realize these cultures did this to make themselves look more like the alien visitors they came into contact with.
 
2012-12-27 05:28:00 PM
Never been tempted to get my skull deformed. Too "attention-whorish". But I do think I'm going to do that thing where you drill a hole through the back of your skull, so your brain can get more oxygen, and work better. It's like a cephalic supercharger!
 
2012-12-27 05:28:34 PM
Lots of primitive cultures engaged in ritual body modification.

At least they had the excuse of being uneducated savages.
 
2012-12-27 05:29:01 PM

On the Side: You guys do realize these cultures did this to make themselves look more like the alien visitors they came into contact with.


Oh, well, that's clear then.
 
2012-12-27 05:29:20 PM
fusionanomaly.net

Happened a lot on LV-426, too.
 
2012-12-27 05:29:44 PM
So fake. From the article:

timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com

What a real elongated skull looks like:

media-2.web.britannica.com


...tell by the pixels... etc, etc,
 
2012-12-27 05:41:28 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-27 05:43:09 PM
Glad to see most of what I was going to say has been covered. Article says it's out of the ordinary to see it this far north, but then names two North American native tribes...

Serious question: Maybe I watch too much History Channel/Ancient Aliens, etc., but doesn't anyone think it's weird that this, as well as pyrarmids, were done on multiple continents, prior to any acknowledged modern inter-continental travel?
 
2012-12-27 05:58:06 PM

Skarekrough: nucular bum: Well, France occupied Mexico for a time, gave them Emperor Maximilian I, mariachis, pan francés and coneheads.

...and the French Tickler.


Its widespread adoption was quickly abandoned due to pressure from the Catholic Church, however, and never made it out past the brothels of Tijuana.

/look it up
//yeah yeah, i know, [citation needed]
 
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