The Enigma of Cranial Deformation
The Enigma of Cranial Deformation: Elongated Skulls of the Ancients by David Hatcher Childress and Brian Foerster (paperback)
The bizarre yet fascinating subject of cranial deformation has been largely avoided by archeologists, anthropologists and historians. But why? Most likely because the practice of this very strange procedure by disparate cultures from all around the world—which continues to this day—is easier ignored than explored. Why would diverse peoples—even on remote Pacific islands—take up the practice of binding the heads of their children to create artificially elongated skulls? Where did they come up with this idea? Did some people naturally look this way, having long narrow heads? Were they some sort of elite, advanced race that roamed the entire planet, so impressive that the local populations took to bodily deformation to try to emulate these influential beings? The puzzle of headbinding is truly mystifying, and as yet virtually unstudied.
Now, prolific author David Hatcher Childress (an expert featured on the popular TV series Ancient Aliens) and anthropologist Brien Foerster (of the History Museum of Paracas and also featured on Ancient Aliens) have put together the first comprehensive book on the subject. Go with them to Egypt, Peru, Mexico, Malta, China and other places around the globe to delve into the available evidence. You will be astonished at what you find. Most Famous Conehead: King Tut!! This is a mind-blowing trip into the strange past of humans on planet Earth. Includes a 16-page colour section of amazing photos.