>>47940>potential space aliens
Potentially anything else as well, more likely humans with deformities. Why would aliens look like humans anways? There's rabbit holes going into this, but I'll save it for another time. You know, I would accept cloning or human experiments any day over this.>Bigger criminal capacity means that the brain could be bigger makes scenes to me.
Bigger brain=!more intelliegence. It isn't the entirety of the brain, mind you, and only takes a small portion of it, so it won't be taking up much of the brain. Although it's speculative, it could be said other portions of the brain wouldn't be doing much for the Paracas' intelligence. I don't know. Unless we see their brains, we can't quite so much commentate on intelligence solidly, so there's little proof these were highly intelligent people because of their brain size. The case could be made for whales or other animals with larger brains than ours or even similar to ours like walruses; in the case of something more similar, let's give the example of Neanderthals.http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/280/1758/20130168
Neanderthals dated 27–75 ka were predicted to have had smaller cognitive group sizes (M = 115, s.d. = 19, n = 13) than contemporary fossil AMHs, whereas fossil AMHs (M = 139, s.d. = 15, n = 32) seem to have had group sizes more in line with those demonstrated for the mean personal network sizes of living humans (figure 2). What little archaeological evidence there is offers support for this: compared with Neanderthals, contemporary Eurasian AMHs had larger , more geographically extensive social networks [73,74]. Group size is a convenient index of the cognitive ability to deal with increasing social complexity and may thus evidence more general differences in sociocognitive abilities between these taxa."
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Despite having a larger cranial capacity, they possessed lower cognitive (higher thinking) and social ability due to their brain being more dedicated to vision and body control.
Now onto deformities. Because we're discussing people with natural deformities, I'll be quoting a study of how craniosynostosis affects intelligence. You made me look at a lot of deformed kids. Something I kind of wish I didn't.http://elischolar.library.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1191&context=ymtdl
"…consistent with existing literature in showing significantly lower
intelhgence in children with syndromic craniosynostosis (mean IQ=83.1, SD=21.9)
in comparison to children with nonsyndromic craniosynostosis (mean IQ=103.4,
iS!D=14.9) and their nonafflicted peers. Despite their lower mean intelhgence,
children with syndromic craniosynostosis displayed age-appropriate rote-style
verbal and visual memory and reading skills."
And, there are other studies that either show cognitive disability or the positive effect of cranioplasty (or surgery for removing brain deformities.) People born with this abnormality are probably unlikely to be brighter than average, likely less. Longer head does not equal more intelligence, so it's unlikely your "aliens" are smart. Considering the average Peruvian IQ, which is 85, whatever inherited intelligence is inferior to Westerners. A higher estimate I found for that nation was 90, I still rest by my case. That isn't much. Also, if it isn't deformity, then it is must be kneading and we already dismissed that alien link. Your Paracas skulls show signs of kneading and artificial elongation. 300 skulls isn't much, there was a similar epidemic in Toulouse, France in which due to childcare methods, children would be left with deformed heads similar to the Paracas.>hair though it a dark red.
That's clearly oxidation changing the colour of the hair to red over the years. You see, when left out for centuries hair loses it colour due to longterm exposure to air and basically decomposes. It's real obvious in your images.>starchild
The skull is dated 900 years ago which during the Casa Grandes era, skull deformation was practiced. It could also be hydrocephalus. The mandible like structure stumps me though if not that case. It's a rare deformity if I've ever seen one. Or, one of the more unique skull modifications. DNA tests have been ran on the skull before, there has been human genomes shown, so it's likely human nonetheless. I've seen some fucked kids before. I can show you one that in the future, someone in a hundred years will claim to be an alien too. I'll spoiler it in the next post.>Sorry if the tone is mean I'm just losing my patients because people don't want to use their brains.
Did I strike a nerve?