A team of archaeologists has recently made an amazing discovery that raises some serious questions regarding the existence of alien species that may have lived on Earth thousands of years ago. The archaeologists were digging at a site in Russia called Arkaim, when they discovered a cone-shaped skull. The site is known as the Stonehenge of Russia, according to the researchers.
As soon as the discovery was made public, UFO enthusiasts started to comment saying the cone-shaped skull is yet another proof that alien civilizations once visited our planet. The skull has a strange elongated egg-like shape. Some believe that the high forehead of the skull resembles that of aliens portrayed in popular culture: the grey, green creatures with big eyes, big heads and long thin limbs.
However, the archaeologists who discovered the cone-shaped skull are not really convinced that what they found is of alien nature. According to their analysis, the bones belonged to a human that died more than 2,000 years ago. They also said that the skeleton was from the second or the third century B.C. The researchers believe they can explain the odd shape of the skull as well.
According to the experts, the skull belonged to a female that lived more 4,000 BC. She was part of a tribe that lived in Arkaim. The members of the Sarmati tribe had a tradition of binding the heads of their children so they would grow elongated. This tribe lived in Arkaim, which is now close to the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia.
Maria Makurova, one of the researchers who discovered the cone-shaped skull, said they also found a skeleton in a very good condition. The skull was elongated because the tribe it came from used to tie the heads of their young with rope as part of a ritual.
Makurova didn’t say anything on the speculations regarding the alien nature of the skull. She said that they are currently trying to find why the tribe tied their heads in such a way.
UFO enthusiasts say the head-binding theory was the tribe’s way of mimicking the way the aliens that visited them looked.
The Arkaim archaeological site is very famous for its discoveries ever since it was found in 1987 by researchers who were trying to prepare the area so that they could build a reservoir. Scientists say the site is very important for studying the Bronze Age and its culture, which is why it was deemed as a cultural reserve back in 1991. The site has also been used as a primitive astronomical observatory by ancient people, and as a village surrounded by several stone walls arranged in a circular way.
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