Peruvian Elongated Skull, Trephination


$14,495.00 CAD $25,000.00 CAD

This is a real Peruvian elongated skull! Likely dating back to 800-100BCE, this artifact of the Paracas culture is an incredible historical specimen! 

Amazingly enough, this skull has ungone trepanning (also known as Trephination). This is a surgical procedure where a hole was cut into the skull of a living person to "cure" one of many conditions. 

Over the previous 8500 years, it has been seen as a remedy for various intracranial diseases, migranes, epilepsy, or to remove bone fragments after traumatic injury.

This skull is currently located in the United States. Worldwide shipping is available. Email for additional photos and information. 

It comes with a custom stand by Zach Ishmael.

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. 


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