In Mexico, archaeologists discovered a skeleton with a skull’s morphology similar to that of an alien, the science fiction character created by the Hollywood movies.
Experts said that the bones have more than 1000 years old and that the shape of the skull may be due to an intentional alteration made to differentiate between social classes in an ancient community.
“The cranial deformation in Mesoamerican cultures was used to differentiate one social group from another, and for ritual purposes,” said anthropologist Cristina García Moreno, of Arizona State University who conducts research with the approval of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).
According to anthropologist, deformation of the skull was made with wooden boards that used to begin when the person was a baby.
The discovery was made in a small Mexican town, Onavas and is believed to be the first region to show the transformation of the shape of the head. They have found 25 bodies in the cemetery, of which 13 have intentional skull deformations.
“This finding is unique and shows a mixture of the traditions of different groups in northern Mexico,” said Garcia and concluded: “We have not been able to determine why some wore no ornaments and some do, or why the 25 skeletons only one was a woman. “