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(Yahoo)   Conehead discovered. Reportedly from France   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 49
    More: Strange, Philippe Lefranc, fertile soil, Caucasus  
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2013-11-17 09:20:48 PM
"In France, Germany and eastern Europe, these deformed skulls appear in tombs rich in objects," Lefranc said.

So, only among those who consumed mass quantities.
 
2013-11-18 12:09:43 AM
Or proof of our ancient alien masters.  But there are no pyramids in France...
 
2013-11-18 12:09:54 AM
He died narfling the Garthok.
 
2013-11-18 12:11:57 AM
It's beautiful subby!  When my people come to colonize this planet, you will be on the protected rolls, and no harm will come to you.
 
2013-11-18 12:13:07 AM
Did he just meet a nurse that he could go for?
 
2013-11-18 12:14:53 AM

berylman: It's beautiful subby!  When my people come to colonize this planet, you will be on the protected rolls, and no harm will come to you.


You are wise. But there is a sadness to your wisdom.
 
2013-11-18 12:15:11 AM
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2013-11-18 12:15:38 AM
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2013-11-18 12:16:08 AM
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2013-11-18 12:17:44 AM
smitty, you win.  awesome headline is awesome.
 
2013-11-18 12:17:47 AM

JasonOfOrillia: But there are no pyramids in France...


Uh....

www.european-pyramids.eu

and of course:

www.dirkphotoz.com

But you knew that, didn't you?
 
2013-11-18 12:25:37 AM
Necropolis?
static.giantbomb.com
 
2013-11-18 12:26:21 AM
Since when did the term "Dark Ages" refer to Europe prior to the collapse of the Roman Empire?
 
2013-11-18 12:27:34 AM
Yes, I know that "Stone Age" is a very non-descriptive term, but if a civilization is "advanced" enough to be practicing this sort of culture, they are no longer in that period, especially in this region.
 
2013-11-18 12:29:59 AM
Suddenly I want a bunch of fried eggs and beer.
 
2013-11-18 12:33:39 AM
Last week I listened to a 2-part podcast of Neil deGrasse Tyson's Startalk interview with Dan Aykroyd. Y'all should check it out. It's fascinating, enlightening, and hilarious.
 
2013-11-18 12:35:55 AM
This is all that is needed on this topic.

Link goes to youtube SFW.
 
2013-11-18 12:43:19 AM
Damn, where is my new, in wrapper, Beldar figure?
 
2013-11-18 12:43:20 AM

macsavageg4: This is all that is needed on this topic.

I got some kind of Zappa contact buzz listening to that weird song.  Not good not bad just Strange.
 
2013-11-18 12:51:08 AM
I was thinking it looked more like this to me
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 D'oh
 
2013-11-18 12:54:24 AM
Wait, it IS from France! This changes everything!
 
2013-11-18 12:57:23 AM
What a disgusting culture.
 
2013-11-18 01:03:56 AM

sprgrss: Since when did the term "Dark Ages" refer to Europe prior to the collapse of the Roman Empire?


Around the same time the Caucasus moved to central Asia.
 
2013-11-18 01:07:14 AM
I read somewhere recently that rich people would mold baby's heads a long time ago because it....stuff.

Anywho, this might be a rich person, not a cone head.
 
2013-11-18 01:08:08 AM

NobleHam: sprgrss: Since when did the term "Dark Ages" refer to Europe prior to the collapse of the Roman Empire?

Around the same time the Caucasus moved to central Asia.


Good catch, I didn't even notice that.
 
2013-11-18 01:10:04 AM

NobleHam: sprgrss: Since when did the term "Dark Ages" refer to Europe prior to the collapse of the Roman Empire?

Around the same time the Caucasus moved to central Asia.


Pfffft. Everyone knows the Caucasus are in Iowa.
 
2013-11-18 01:18:44 AM

hervatski: I read somewhere recently that rich people would mold baby's heads a long time ago because it....stuff.

Anywho, this might be a rich person, not a cone head.


www.draftdaysuit.com
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-18 01:20:13 AM
"The deformation of the skull with the help of bandages (narrow strips of cloth) and small boards is a practice coming from central Asia," Lefranc said in an email. "It was popularized by the Huns and adopted by many German people."

Eh, that's not technically an incorrect statement, but it leaves out a shiatload of anthropology. Cranial deformation like that comes from all over the globe. Neanderthals were doing it as early as 45,000 B.C., and the people Vanuatu still do it. The Maya and Inca in the Americas invented the practice without any contact from Asia or Europe. Even Australian aborigines have done it at some points in history. Saying that skull flattening comes from central Asia is like saying that agriculture comes from Idaho.
 
2013-11-18 01:25:49 AM
I call bullshiat on this story.  The GOP has a monopoly on deformed skulls.
 
2013-11-18 01:46:29 AM
I find it interesting that people in the Americas, Europe, and apparently Asia were all doing this head forming thing. Why? What would have made them do this?
 
2013-11-18 02:00:05 AM
www.memomine.com
Quite interested in what is going on here...
 
2013-11-18 02:02:40 AM

EmmaLou: I find it interesting that people in the Americas, Europe, and apparently Asia were all doing this head forming thing. Why? What would have made them do this?


Next time you see someone with tattoos or piercings, ask them.
 
2013-11-18 02:05:36 AM

marius2: Yes, I know that "Stone Age" is a very non-descriptive term, but if a civilization is "advanced" enough to be practicing this sort of culture, they are no longer in that period, especially in this region.


Not at all. Though there is a great deal of difference in regional naming conventions, generally speaking these "age" names are based on the preponderance of materials observed in that series. In Europe, the Neolithic encompasses a wide range of different cultural periods and observed cultural practices but it nonetheless utilizing stone tools and is thus 'Stone Aged'. It's a weakness in the naming convention and arguably the whole of European archaeology that puts such a high degree of primacy on mechanical cultural achievements, but it was handy back in time. Remember that the vast majority of human culture was conducted using materials like wood, bone and skin for tens of thousands of years, and none of these materials are especially archaeologically visible.

That being said, the subject of the article was a modern person who lived in historical times. The article writers had only mentioned that the regional archaeology had revealed finds from the Stone Age to the Dark Ages - the latter being a much more problematic term overall (476 to 1066?)
 
2013-11-18 02:18:28 AM

farkingismybusiness: He died narfling the Garthok.


Meps!
 
2013-11-18 02:21:20 AM
I wonder if ancient people didn't get around then. Hmmm maybe more was lost then we think.
 
2013-11-18 02:21:24 AM

JonnyBGoode: farkingismybusiness: He died narfling the Garthok.

Meps!


May I have 55 words with you?
 
2013-11-18 04:07:32 AM
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2013-11-18 05:17:26 AM
No subby, it's the krauts that are bucketheads.
 
2013-11-18 05:53:35 AM

HotWingAgenda: "The deformation of the skull with the help of bandages (narrow strips of cloth) and small boards is a practice coming from central Asia," Lefranc said in an email. "It was popularized by the Huns and adopted by many German people."

Eh, that's not technically an incorrect statement, but it leaves out a shiatload of anthropology. Cranial deformation like that comes from all over the globe. Neanderthals were doing it as early as 45,000 B.C., and the people Vanuatu still do it. The Maya and Inca in the Americas invented the practice without any contact from Asia or Europe. Even Australian aborigines have done it at some points in history. Saying that skull flattening comes from central Asia is like saying that agriculture comes from Idaho.


"practice coming from central Asia," Lefranc said in an email. "It was popularized by the Huns and adopted by many German people."
 
2013-11-18 05:57:22 AM

talkertopc: EmmaLou: I find it interesting that people in the Americas, Europe, and apparently Asia were all doing this head forming thing. Why? What would have made them do this?

Next time you see someone with tattoos or piercings, ask them.


Tattoos, piercing etc is done to oneself, I still don't understand it, but it's not quite as weird as looking at a baby and wondering how it might look if you strap some bits of wood to its head for a number of years.
 
2013-11-18 07:13:33 AM
It could be cranial synostosis where one or more of the cranial sutures close early and the others have to grow excessively giving rise to a deformed skull shape. The skull has oxycephally or tower skull like the guy from The Hills Have Eyes.
horrorwarehouse.com
 That's his actual head and not a latex prosthesis.
 
2013-11-18 08:25:08 AM
Did they die from biting too many protoid capsules?
 
2013-11-18 08:58:50 AM

farkingismybusiness: hervatski: I read somewhere recently that rich people would mold baby's heads a long time ago because it....stuff.

Anywho, this might be a rich person, not a cone head.

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That is incomprehensibly funny. Mind bogglingly funny. My life is somehow more complete now.
 
2013-11-18 09:16:10 AM
Beldar unavailable for comment.
 
2013-11-18 09:16:15 AM

OscarTamerz: It could be cranial synostosis where one or more of the cranial sutures close early and the others have to grow excessively giving rise to a deformed skull shape. The skull has oxycephally or tower skull like the guy from The Hills Have Eyes.
[horrorwarehouse.com image 850x478]
 That's his actual head and not a latex prosthesis.


Can we keep this... between us? I'd hate to lose my teaching job...
 
2013-11-18 09:25:09 AM
I shall need to inspect this specimen's parental unit.
 
2013-11-18 11:03:56 AM

Nidiot: talkertopc: EmmaLou: I find it interesting that people in the Americas, Europe, and apparently Asia were all doing this head forming thing. Why? What would have made them do this?

Next time you see someone with tattoos or piercings, ask them.

Tattoos, piercing etc is done to oneself, I still don't understand it, but it's not quite as weird as looking at a baby and wondering how it might look if you strap some bits of wood to its head for a number of years.


It's a mark of high social status that cannot be faked.  If only the most high ranking families are allowed to do it (or have the excess resources that make it possible), then the kid, once s/he grows up, is going to be recognized as high status wherever s/he goes.  It's like a crown that you don't take off.  Everyone who sees this person knows immediately that they are in charge and not to be messed with.

A low status person could steal fancy clothes and put them on to try to pass as powerful, but you can't steal a compressed skull.
 
2013-11-18 12:50:22 PM

MrBeetle:


Came for this.
Leaving happy.
 
2013-11-18 01:03:30 PM

Mr. Cat Poop: Can we keep this... between us? I'd hate to lose my teaching job...


Sounds like somebody has you by the base of your snarglies, it does.
 
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