Peruvian Elongated Skull


$19,000.00 CAD $24,000.00 CAD

This is a real Peruvian elongated skull! 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 believed that the altering of a child's head could be to denote higher status in a society or follow pseudoscientific beliefs that it would enhance the function of the brain. 

This skull is currently located in the United States. Worldwide shipping is available. Email for payment arrangements or additional information. 

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