Peruvian Elongated Skull (CAST)


$225.00 CAD $350.00 CAD

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This is a cast of a Peruvian elongated skull! This was cast from an incredible specimen that dates back to 800-100BCE! It measures ~11" tall.

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In what is now the Ica Region of Peru, these peoples practiced cranial modification (cradle-boarding) on their infants to create abnormal skull development. This would typically be done between 1-6 months after birth when the human skull is most pliable. 

According to their superstitions and religion, they believed that the altering of a child's head would denote higher status in society, a better connection with the spirit world or that it would enhance the function of the brain. 

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