New DNA Testing on 2,000-Year-Old Elongated Paracas Skulls Changes Known History

Written by on October 27, 2017 in Mysteries, Reality's Edge with 64 Comments

Paracas Skulls

By April Holloway | Ancient Origins

The elongated skulls of Paracas in Peru caused a stir in 2014 when a geneticist that carried outpreliminary DNA testing reported that they have mitochondrial DNA “with mutations unknown in any human, primate, or animal known so far”. Now a second round of DNA testing has been completed and the results are just as controversial – the skulls tested, which date back as far as 2,000 years, were shown to have European and Middle Eastern Origin. These surprising results change the known history about how the Americas were populated.

Paracas is a desert peninsula located within Pisco Province on the south coast of Peru.  It is here where Peruvian archaeologist, Julio Tello, made an amazing discovery in 1928 – a massive and elaborate graveyard containing tombs filled with the remains of individuals with the largest elongated skulls found anywhere in the world. These have come to be known as the ‘ Paracas skulls ’. In total, Tello found more than 300 of these elongated skulls, some of which date back around 3,000 years.

Strange Features of the Paracas Skulls

It is well-known that most cases of skull elongation are the result of cranial deformation, head flattening, or head binding, in which the skull is intentionally deformed by applying force over a long period of time. It is usually achieved by binding the head between two pieces of wood, or binding in cloth. However, while cranial deformation changes the shape of the skull, it does not alter other features that are characteristic of a regular human skull.

In a recent interview with Ancient Origins, author and researcher LA Marzulli describes how some of the Paracas skulls are different to ordinary human skulls:

“There is a possibility that it might have been cradle headboarded, but the reason why I don’t think so is because the position of the foramen magnum is back towards the rear of the skull. A normal foramen magnum would be closer to the jaw line…”

LA Marzulli points to the position of the foramen magnum in a Paracas skull which is also the point at which they drilled in order to extract bone powder for DNA testing.

LA Marzulli points to the position of the foramen magnum in a Paracas skull which is also the point at which they drilled in order to extract bone powder for DNA testing.

Marzulli explained that an archaeologist has written a paper about his study of the position of the foramen magnum in over 1000 skulls. “He states that the Paracas skulls, the position of the foramen magnum is completely different than a normal human being, it is also smaller, which lends itself to our theory that this is not cradle headboarding, this is genetic.”

In addition, Marzulli described how some of the Paracas skulls have a very pronounced zygomatic arch (cheek bone), different eye sockets and no sagittal suture, which is a connective tissue joint between the two parietal bones of the skull.

The pronounced cheek bones can be seen in artist Marcia Moore’s interpretation of how the Paracas people looked based on a digital reconstruction from the skulls.

The pronounced cheek bones can be seen in artist Marcia Moore’s interpretation of how the Paracas people looked based on a digital reconstruction from the skulls. Marcia Moore  / Ciamar Studio

In a normal human skull, there should be a suture which goes from the frontal plate … clear over the dome of the skull separating the parietal plates – the two separate plates – and connecting with the occipital plate in the rear,” said Marzulli. “We see many skulls in Paracas that are completely devoid of a sagittal suture.

There is a disease known as craniosynostosis, which results in the fusing together of the two parietal plates, however, Marzulli said there is no evidence of this disease in the Paracas skulls.

The sagittal suture, highlighted in red, separates the two parietal plates

The sagittal suture, highlighted in red, separates the two parietal plates ( public domain )

LA Marzulli shows the top of one of the Paracas skulls, which has no sagittal suture.

LA Marzulli shows the top of one of the Paracas skulls, which has no sagittal suture.

DNA Testing

The late Sr. Juan Navarro, owner and director of the Museo Arqueologico Paracas, which houses a collection of 35 of the Paracas skulls, allowed the taking of samples from three of the elongated skulls for DNA testing, including one infant. Another sample was obtained from a Peruvian skull that had been in the US for 75 years. One of the skulls was dated to around 2,000 years old, while another was 800 years old.

The samples consisted of hair and bone powder, which was extracted by drilling deeply into the foramen magnum. This process, Marzulli explained, is to reduce the risk of contamination. In addition, full protective clothing was worn.

The samples were then sent to three separate labs for testing – one in Canada, and two in the United States. The geneticists were only told that the samples came from an ancient mummy, so as not to create any preconceived ideas.


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  1. Güner Dal Güner Dal says:

    Alien skulls or realation maried people skulls 🙂

  2. Icon Joseph Icon Joseph says:

    …….its just shows the sovereignty of our creator( Jehovah).No human can perfectly understand the world’s mystery except him.



  4. twas a a race of intergalctic beings far supior to what we could ever achive looking for a new home with conditions very similar to earth. A massive craft “noahs ark” lets say, scoured the universe in a last ditch effort of a doomed race. many thousands of years of seeking, earth was discovered and the craft settled somewhere on earth. Then began the settleing and conquest of earth. primative man were most likely used as slaves and genetic transfer occured,maybe between both races if sucessful. our past history is unkown really but i believe this is pretty much how it goes. God is still is the master of all though that said.

    • Kuro Fox Kuro Fox says:

      what you are saying about superior though, doesn’t exist and isnt how it works…in fact most if not every alien people have known by name as just as intelligent as everyone I have seen here and not normal in the head at all. And even less then that.

  5. Tjoooooo ngookhokho baka jacob zuma straight aba

  6. Zon Moy Zon Moy says:

    your discrediting yourselves with hoaxes like these.

  7. You don`t have to believe,but just keep an open mind.So much we are discovering that once seemed impossible or ridiculous,so much we still don`t know.

  8. Reminds me of the Egyptian paintings the way the heads were tall

  9. Lyn Fay Lyn Fay says:

    Micah..conehead remember?

  10. i need a further proof of that scientic discovery

  11. i need a further proof of that scientic discovery

  12. Star Shea Star Shea says:

    So this non-scientist says, don’t believe me, believe the evidence. But later goes on to perpetuate that these are basically human hybrids created from Fallen angels breeding with humans. *yawn.

  13. Elongated skulls may be due to skull binding since childhood for aesthetic reasons in that culture like, the tradition of foot binding in China…

  14. If scientists don’t know the answer WHY ask us .???

  15. Harry Om Harry Om says:

    The one on the left is Donald CHrump.

  16. Liam can I get an official low-down on this? 😉

  17. Hybrids, (half human & half Extraterrestrial)!

  18. its all in the book of enoch

  19. Kelly Piatt Kelly Piatt says:

    Higher intelligence…

  20. Those elongated skulls humanoid are the ones controlling the Vatican. They are the ones who also control the World Bank and the IMF. They represent the Alien agenda here on earth :-/

  21. Ramin Alavi Ramin Alavi says:

    For sure there are different races. Who knows how many. And for sure we are not the only species in this universe.

  22. Theres a Gap in human history, this is the humans before the humans, the envoirment Changed a lot thru time, humans adapt,Changed With it… nephlim, angels?… Maybe extraterreastrial, so many theories, we will find the truth one day, keep sharing ideas!

  23. Janet Kidd Janet Kidd says:

    why is it that people find the terms “extra terrestrial” “alien” and “intergalactic” more credible than the Biblical account of fallen angels and their hybrid offspring (the Nephilim, among others, named in Genesis? Do you know what a fallen angel is? a DEMON. They are in rebellion against God and no good can come of feeding inquisitive minds with pseudo science. Evil is evil. Stay away from it. Don’t trust it. Don’t be deceived by it.

  24. Jay Jonz Jay Jonz says:

    I wonder what they would think of TODAYS WORLD??

  25. Emily Parks Emily Parks says:

    Saturday Night Live the cone heads

  26. My understanding is all the the old books talk of beings not of this earth the definition of “alien” right? And for certain many thousands of years ago technologies far superior to today’s fare were in use. Global warming killed off the last great era, same thing will end this one. The bible says the earth is just a few thousand years old, its essence is pure but still massively flawed.

  27. Simon Lama Simon Lama says:

    the shape of thier head had been craft by man ,the ancient man who do have faith on god ..the ancient people they use to think that the shape of god must have their head as much as the ancient man they tried on crafting thier head by giving shape using bambo to their head..these skull may be somewhere place like may bee kaabul…hiahaha kaabul

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