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DScribr Wrote:
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> Intentional Skull Deformation is documented in the
> Neanderthal era....

Not true. This was based on faulty preliminary examinations which after re-examination showed this was in error. I re-wrote this section in the Wikipedia article some years ago but some maroon edited it for brevity otherwise there would be more of an explanation to it than what is there now. The oldest examples of presumably artificial cranial deformation are found in Mesopotamia (Shanidar Cave, Iraq) dating to the 9th millennium BC. Elongated skulls are found through the Ubaid period in Mesopotamia by the hundreds in late 4th and 3rd millennium tombs in Sumer. Quite strange, but true.

> any pics of these early AE
> skulls?

Not that I know of. I do not think these skulls were artificially elongated as I have read nothing that implies they were as extreme as what typically comes to mind, like in Peru or Akhenaten and his line in Egypt, though not all of those are artificial either. Probably similar to this Cro-Magnon skull:

These same kind of skulls by the ways were found in the Hypogeum in the ruins of Malta of which I have seen pictures of and to me appear identical to Cro-Magnon skulls. I digress, a story for another time.

A little different than what is described in the predynastic tombs, having an elongated cranial vault more than occipital bun, but this skull is attributed to Djoser's brother and possible pharaoh in his own right, Sanakht:


6.2ft tall with robust skeleton and a large strange looking noggin. From Tutankhamen to pre-dynastic times elongated skulls were normal among AE nobility, some more unusual than others.

Anyhoo, an interesting subject. The fact is these elongated skulls in one form or another were common in Egypt and also Mesopotamia often associated with nobility.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 23-Nov-16 03:50 by Thanos5150.

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Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 662 Thanos5150 20-Mar-19 06:30
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