-Size: 8½"L x 5"W x 8"H
-Species: Homo sapiens (“
-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.
-Size: 2&6/8" circumference -Tribe: Mursi -Notes: The lip plate was used as a feminine promotion of self-esteem and beautification. As the individual grew older, larger lip plates were gradually inserted. Acrylic stand not included. -Location: Omo River valley, Ethiopia
-Dome Size: 8&1/4" H x 4&3/4" W - Specimen Size: 4&1/2" L x 3" W -Species: Alligator mississippiensis -Notes: The American Alligator can grow to lengths of up to 14' long. -Location: Southeast USA This item can not be sent outside of the USA.
-Box size: 2&1/4"L x 2"W x 1"H -Species: Paraponera clavata -Notes: The Bullet Ant is one of the largest ants in the world, and gets its name from the extremely painful venomous sting that it delivers, which has been equated with being shot by a bullet. A second name for...