‘Alien-like’ skulls unearthed in Mexico [Photos]

Posted on: 2:51 pm, December 21, 2012, by , updated on: 11:08pm, December 21, 2012

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Human skulls deliberately warped into strange, alien-like shapes have been unearthed in a 1,000-year-old cemetery in Mexico, according to a report from Fox News and LiveScience.

Scientists said the practice of deforming skulls of children as they grew was common in Central America, and the findings suggest the tradition spread further north than originally thought.

According to the report, the cemetery was discovered by residents of the small Mexican village of Onavas in 1999 as they were building an irrigation canal.

The site, referred to as El Cementerio, contained the remains of 25 human burials. Thirteen of them had deformed skulls, which were elongate and pointy at the back, and five had mutilated teeth.

Source: LiveScience

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