A skeleton with a strange elongated skull has been unearthed on a site known as Russia’s Stonehenge.
The “conehead” skeleton of a woman from the Sarmati tribe was unearthed at the archaeological site of Arkaim, a 4000-year-old settlement.
UFO enthusiasts claimed it to be proof that aliens had once visited Earth.
However, archeologists disagree and have revealed that the bones belonged to a woman who lived almost 2,000 years ago and had an elongated skull because it was bound out of tribal tradition. The woman is believed to have belonged to a tribe that was part of what is now modern day Ukraine.
RT reports: In an interview with the Russian news agency TASS, Maria Makurova, head of the Arkaim Nature Reserve, said:
“Her skull was elongated because the tribe did so by tying up the heads of their children with rope. It was clearly a tradition in the tribe.”
Scientists are still lost in conjecture as to why such a tradition evolved.
The settlement, twice as old as the skeleton itself and, thus, having no historical connection to it, was discovered in 1987 and is believed to have been built in the 17th century BC.
Arkaim, situated in Russia’s Southern Urals, is often compared to England’s Stonehenge because it was also used for star observations. The Russian observatory, however, is said to have been more technologically advanced and have more favorable conditions for astronomical observation.
The settlement, occupying an area of around 20,439 square meters, consisted of two circles of dwellings separated by a street and a central square. The site was surrounded by high walls built to protect the 1,500 to 2,500 people who lived there.
Since its discovery, Arkaim has become an important location for Bronze Age study, attracting a great deal of public and media attention in Russia, including a significant number of esoteric and pseudoscientific organizations.
Are the archeologists correct about the theory of traditional head bonding? and if so, why do you think this sort of ‘artificial deformation’ would have been practiced in the past?