The conehead skulls of Peru have been dismissed as the result of 'binding,' but these are not bound skulls. In fact, they aren't even human skulls. They do not have the right bone structure to be human and they have far larger brain cases. In fact, the native practice of skull binding may have represented an effort to make themselves appear more like these creatures.
Were they a species of ape, a now-extinct human species, or aliens?
Ancient elongated skulls have been found in Peru and at various sites across the world, and scientists confirm that many of the skulls have had cranial deformation induced intentionally by altering and flattening the head from an early age using string wrapped around the cranium. The question remains, however, as to what motivated many cultures to deform their heads in this odd, often risky, procedure? Were those ancient peoples elongating their skulls to emulate a race of superior alien beings with larger brains and advanced intelligence?
Skulls found in Paracas district, in the same state as the Nazcar lines in Peru, have many skeletal differences in comparison to a normal human skull, and this suggests that the elongation in their case could have been a natural phenomenon and not artificially induced. A normal human skull possesses three cranial plates, the frontal plate and two parietal plates, but the Paracus skulls have only two, one frontal and one parietal. The volume of the skull is 25% larger than an average human skull; the nose and eye sockets are larger, and there are two holes suggesting a nerve supply feeding the back of the skull, which is not a typical human feature. The bone of the skull is also much thicker than that of a normal human skull.
So artificial skull elongation as part of an elaborate 'self-enhancement' procedure does not explain the difference in overall volume or the other differential features seen in these cases, including larger jaws and fewer teeth. Even so, anthropologists still remain unconvinced that the skulls are from an extraterrestrial race.
In 2011, however, Renato Davila Riquelme of the Privado Ritos Andinos museum in Cuzco, Peru, found two small mummies in the village of Andahuaylillas, a settlement which used to be part of the Inca empire. The new remains had huge skulls which were almost the same size as their 20inch bodies. A fontanelle, or small hole, was noted in the skulls, suggesting that these were the bodies of children, but this theory was confused by the fact that the skulls contained fully developed adult molars.. Hydrocephaly has been mooted as a possible cause for the misshapen heads, but medical professionals who have since examined the skulls stated that this explanation was not consistent with the deformity observed.
Most significantly, three anthropologists from Spain and Russia examined the skeletons and agreed that the bodies did not appear to be of human origin The mummified remains would then appear to add further weight to the theory that a race of 'extraterrestrial' beings were encountered by ancient civilisations, and that they provided early cultures with the inspiration to alter their appearance in order to emulate beings whom they may have perceived as gods.
Some of the original DNA present on the mummies could yield conclusive evidence, though due to the age of the samples this may take considerable time.
We should send our thanks to individuals such Lloyd Pye and Brien Foerster, who seek the funding necessary to conduct the research and extensive testing to provide us with further answers and about this fascinating phenomenon.
We await their findings with interest, and you can be sure that Unknown Country will keep you up to date with the latest news on this, and other fantastic stories!