Aliens? Bizarre Skulls Are Found In Croatia
The discovery of three strange skulls could suggest the presence of aliens in Croatia, but it won't be this time. The main hypothesis of archaeologists and researchers is that the modifications made to the skulls - two of them pointed and artificially altered - were made to "mark" and show that they were individuals belonging to particular cultural groups.
Cranial deformation is not exactly new and has been reported in countless parts of the world. The earliest example to date is 12, 000 years ago in China. But modifications have already been identified from Eurasia to Africa and South America. These changes usually occurred with the use of very tight bandages or rigid tools on children, as they have the most malleable skull. The reason for this, however, can range from social status, aesthetic reasons or to determine cultural group.
The three skeletons were in a grave at the Hermanov Vinograd archaeological site and were discovered in 2013, but the analysis followed from 2014 to 2017, using various techniques such as DNA scans and radiographic images. The results showed that they belonged to malnourished men who died at a young age, between 12 and 16 years old. The causes of the deaths are unknown, but the researchers believe they may have been due to malnutrition or some disease that killed them quickly without leaving a trace in their bones, said Mario Novak, a bioarchaeologist and lead author of the study.
No aliens: Skeletons have different ancestry and characteristics
Analysis after the discovery of the skeletons found that they date from 415 to 560 AD and appear to have different ancestry, one from Western Eurasia, one from the Middle East, and one from East Asia.
In addition, "alien" skulls have distinct characteristics. The one of oriental descent had an erect-circular deformation, ie the frontal bone behind the forehead was flattened and, as a result, the skull height increased significantly, according to the bioarchaeologist.
The East Asian had an oblique deformation, causing the skull to be stretched diagonally upwards. And that of West Eurasia had no deformation. Although they are still unsure about the cultural groups to which they belonged, they believe that East Asia was a Hun.