Among all parts of the human skeleton, it is the skull that is of the greatest interest. Indeed, thanks to him, you can restore the appearance of the owner. And anthropologists, archaeologists, physicians and other specialists can get a lot of information for themselves.
It is not surprising that throughout the history of mankind there have been constantly those people who speculated on topics related to skulls. This is how mystical stories appeared.
And this was done for the sake of attracting attention to yourself and making a profit. Let's tell below the story of the ten most famous and mysterious human turtles.
Skull of the "star boy". This case became a prime example of how modern specialists can process an archaeological find. An unusual skull was found in 1930 in Mexico. But the public learned about the sensational find only 70 years later. Only in 1999, the world press reported on a unique skull. Ufologists quickly came to the conclusion that its owner was the result of interbreeding of aliens with people, or even an alien at all, a kind of "star boy". However, radiocarbon analysis showed that the skull was only about 900 years old. Independent DNA tests have finally shown the truth. They showed that the skull is completely human in origin. Scientists have found that this part of the skeleton belonged to a little boy, an Native American. The unusual shape of the skull is caused by his disease, hydrocephalus.
Strange Skull from Piltdown. Scientist Charles Dawson discovered an unusual skull in Piltdown, England in 1912. It seemed that its owner was a strange cross between a man and a monkey. Dawson called his find the missing link between primates and humans. The upper part of the skull of the ball is similar to the "homo sapiens", but the jaws on the lower part were unnaturally long. However, in fact, it turned out that the find is just a successful hoax. This was officially announced in 1953. But that skull provoked a long debate of paleontologists about the course of human evolution. There, the hoax is still one of the most famous in the last century.
Skull of Batavus Genuinus. This skull was found in 1828 on the Dutch island of Marken. It differed from conventional specimens by its sloping forehead. Scientists have proposed a theory according to which the island was inhabited not by "homo sapiens", but by some much more ancient humanoids, forced to evolve far from the whole world. However, the secret was revealed in 1912. Then the Dutch doctor Batavus Genuinus discovered that the forehead is so deformed due to the traditional narrow headdress. It was worn on the head of all the children on the island. Those people who left Marken at an early age did not have such a skull deformity.
Giant skull. Not so long ago, pictures appeared on the Internet where scientists are excavating a giant skull. Even the place of the sensational find was unknown. The photographs were taken secretly from a helicopter. It was seen that the workers were digging up not only the huge skull, but also the rest of the skeleton. But later it was found that these photos were the result of combining other images.
Skull from Calaveras. In 1866, American miners discovered an unusual skull in Calaveres. With his help, Joshua Whitney proved to everyone that 2 million years ago people lived in America. However, the shape of the skull was quite modern, many even believed that all this time, man practically did not evolve. But subsequent chemical tests showed that the age of the skull is much less. Whitney's theory began to crumble. In 1992, carbon analysis of the find generally proved that the skull was only 1,000 years old.
Elongated skulls. There are quite a few skulls with an elongated back part or simply deformed ones around the world. The fact is that people often resort to changing the shape of the child's head. In children, the skull is soft, which allows it to change its shape, as it was on the island of Marken. Elongated forms were discovered even before written history. Scientists have tested all of them using DNA tests. Predictably, it turned out that they all belonged to either a Neanderthal or Homo sapiens. So there were no sensations.
Skulls with horns. There are quite a few claims about the finding of human skulls with horns. Only a few independent studies of these artifacts have been conducted. Scientists say that some specific skin tumors may resemble horns in their shape. But this has nothing to do with the skeleton, such formations more resemble nails than horns. Most often, mentions of finding horned horns are associated with Pennsylvania. Only they mysteriously disappeared as soon as the experts were about to examine them.
Crystal skull. A real legend has been created about these turtles. They became widely known to the public at the end of the 19th century. Since then, the skulls have often changed their owners, having been in the hands of collectors and museums. It was said that these artifacts were created by the Maya or the Aztecs, using alien technology. Touching unusual skulls gave power and allowed healing. In total, there were 13 of them in the world, in order to receive divine power, it was necessary to collect all of them together. However, a study of the production technology and the crystal itself showed that the skulls were created in Europe. And their age does not exceed 200 years. Yes, they looked really beautiful. Nevertheless, it was a fake. It remains unknown whether one person created such skulls, or whether the first one inspired someone else to create the rest. It is unclear whether such items were originally passed off as real.
Triangular skull. Recently, the director of the private museum "Rituals of the Andes" announced that the remains of two mummies have been found in the Cuzco region. One of them was about half a meter high. Her skull was elongated, and her eye sockets were unnaturally large. Moreover, in one of them, parts of the eyeball remained, which allows us to hope for DNA analysis. A couple of anthropologists have already conducted a superficial examination of the found mummies and confirmed that they are not human. Interestingly, the find was made on the Viracochan hill, where the Indians used to worship the god of the universe.
Bulgarian skull of an alien. In 2002, it was reported that an alien skull was found in southern Bulgaria. He was found by a peasant 200 kilometers from Sofia. At the same time, the man said that he dreamed of some people in metal clothes, who showed him the place of the future find. The skull itself weighs only 250 grams and contains six holes where the senses were once located. But there were no bone structures like our oral cavity at all. The size of the skull is small, like that of a human child. Paleontologists have confirmed that these bones are fairly fresh, not an ancient fossil. The results of radiocarbon analysis and DNA analysis have not yet been advertised.
Skull from Olstikk. This find was made in 2007 on the Danish island of Sealand in the village of Olstikka. More recently, the skull fell into the hands of researchers, but the results of their work are not yet available. During the renovation work, a strange object was discovered in the house, which, upon close examination, showed its human features. Excavations began immediately, but they did not reveal any other similar objects. Although the skull was found in the same layer as the objects from the Stone Age, scientists have proven that it was not buried here until 1900. Most likely, the skull was hidden for a long time, and then buried. Curiously, on the island itself, there were legends about a mysterious man who kept strange artifacts, including a deformed skull. The Sealand skull itself is one and a half times larger than a human. Huge eye sockets stand out on it. Most likely, its owner could see well in the dark. The skull had a smooth surface, which indicates that this creature tolerated the cold environment well. Perhaps it was an alien whose planet was far from the star, or it was dim.