$19,450.00 CAD

Real Peruvian elongated human skull for sale! Likely dating back to 800-100BCE, this artifact of the Paracas culture is an incredible historical specimen! 

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.

It is theorized that according to local religion and beliefs, the altering of a child's head could have been to symbolize a higher status in society, a better connection with the spirit world, or that it could "enhance" the function of the brain.

We can ship this rare, museum-quality, skull worldwide. For payment arrangements or additional photos/videos, please email

**Sourced from an Iowa ethnographic artifact collection**

**Please note: We do not take the ownership of human remains lightly, and neither should you. These are not simply "oddities", they were once living people and deserve to be treated with respect and appreciation for what they are and who they were. We have the right to refuse sales to anyone, or any organization, we suspect would not honour these specimens with the dignity they deserve.**