Cast Replica Human Skull (Trephinated & Elongated Peruvian skull) - Ho | Darwin and Wallace: A Nature & Fossil Store
Cast Replica Human Skull (Trephinated & Elongated Peruvian skull) - Homo sapiens #BC-201
Cast Replica Human Skull (Trephinated & Elongated Peruvian skull) - Homo sapiens #BC-201
Cast Replica Human Skull (Trephinated & Elongated Peruvian skull) - Homo sapiens #BC-201
Cast Replica Human Skull (Trephinated & Elongated Peruvian skull) - Homo sapiens #BC-201

Cast Replica Human Skull (Trephinated & Elongated Peruvian skull) - Homo sapiens #BC-201

-Size: 8½"L x 5"W x 8"H

-Species: Homo sapiens (“Wise Man”)

-Notes: Dated over 2,000 years old, this skull is an extreme example of binding and elongation. Cranial binding is the shaping of the skull when a child is very young, usually an infant. This wrapping is often done with rope or cloth by itself or against a wooden board. This results in the misshaping, flattening (see our cradle-board skull, BC-222) or, in this case, elongation. This wrapping, or binding, is thought to be the oldest form of body modification, dating back 9,000 years. This particular skull is from Peru, but this practice has occurred in other regions as well. Additionally, this skull is trephinated, which has mostly healed. Metal stand in photo, not included.



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