|Here you can see that the left
skull is incomplete, as the lower
part of the
facial area is concerned. What is
apparent from the left over parts
of the facial portion is that the
characteristics are entirely within
the range of a normal human
Body part geeks can probably
see that the cranial vault is very
large and the
two protruding "lobes" are highly
The cranial capacity can be
estimated safely above 3000 ccm
|Horned Skull on display at the London
For more information on this horned
|These anomalous skulls were located by Mr. Connolly in various South American museums.
The general opinion seems to be that they are human but are not the result of medical deformation and are too anomalous to be the result of
"binding" techniques. In addition, some of the skulls have brain vault capacities significantly in excess of modern man.
|The skull is Thought to be 1.8 million
By Robert Parsons
in Dmanisi, Georgia
The moment is indelibly burned into
Dato Zhvania's memory.
It had been a day like any other - a day of
back-breaking, painstakingly meticulous
work. A day of throbbing, enervating heat.
But as he sifted gingerly through the
baked patch of ground before him, his
fingers touched something different.
The team celebrates their find
His pulse quickened.
The archaeological site at the medieval
town of Dmanisi, 80 kilometres (50
miles) south-west of the Georgian
capital, Tbilisi, had already revealed
some of its secrets.
Perhaps, just perhaps, this was his turn.
But what emerged as he brushed away
the earth was to far exceed his
He did not know it yet, but in his hands
he held the almost perfectly preserved
skull of the most ancient human being
ever found in Europe - 1.8 million years
More extraordinary still, it was about to
throw into question all accepted theories
about the migration of our ancestors out
Dato could not contain his excitement.
A message was sent out to team leader,
Davit Lortkipanidze, a
paleoanthropologist at the Georgian
State Museum in Tbilisi.
The media were alerted and Dato and
his colleagues prepared to celebrate.
"The first thing we did was pool together
all the money we had - around about
$800. Then we drove around all the
villages for miles around and bought
every bottle of champagne we could
He shakes his head and smiles to
himself at the memory.
We were standing at the spot where the
skull had been found, deep beneath the
foundations of the medieval town.
"And you know," he said, "this site is so
big and so important that what we've
found so far could be nothing compared
with what still lies beneath the ground."
The remains of seven individuals have
been found at Dmanisi - the most recent
this summer - but what made this
discovery so special was that it did not
look like the skull of any human ever
found outside Africa before.
Its brain cavity was far smaller - half the
size of a modern human - and it had the
huge canine teeth and thin brow of an
The skull variation may force us to
rethink the definition Homo
This was not the tall, upright,
big-brained Homo erectus we had
assumed the first humans to leave
Africa to have been.
This guy was short, long-armed and
probably trailed his knuckles along the
Not only that, the tools found around him
were basic choppers and cutters, just
like those found at the sites of early,
primitive men in Africa.
Dato Lortkipanidze thought he
recognised Homo habilis, a hominid
with a close resemblance to an ape.
But what was he doing in Georgia? The
theory had always been that the
migration out of Africa had only
happened with the evolution of big
brains and the development of the tools
and hunting skills to make the exodus
Homo habilis: The first species in the
genus Homo, dating back 1.9 million
years, and found only in Africa
Homo erectus: The first species in the
genus Homo to leave Africa
The discovery has opened so many
questions about our ancestry that one
scientist quipped: "They ought to put it
back into the ground."
Another unusual aspect of the Dmanisi
find is that it was discovered in the
same layer of sediment as other
hominids with substantially larger
brains - Homo erectus.
Mr Lortkipanidze suggests the variation
may force us to rethink the definition
Land of origins
The old town of Dmanisi sits atop a
promontory formed by the confluence of
the Mashavera and Pinezauri rivers.
Today, it is a picnic spot for visitors from
Tbilisi who come to see the ruins of the
early medieval church and castle.
Dmanisi was once an important
stopping point on the Silk Route
Modern Dmanisi is a short drive away
and just a small village, but this was
once an important stopping point on the
Silk Route - a trading centre between
Byzantium and Persia.
When I stood on the battlements above
the church, I could easily make out the
road the camels used to take and the
steam baths once used by the traders.
It is a place of steep slopes and
whispering winds, of forests and basalt
cliffs, but to the north a plateau of
cultivated fields stretches away to the
This was once savannah - home to
rhinoceros, game and sabre-tooth
tigers. Perfect hunting ground for hungry
Gazing out across this scene 1.8 million
years after our ancestors stumbled out
of Africa, I spotted a group of Georgian
villagers cheering on a wrestling match
amidst the ruins - a reminder that strife
has been the defining characteristic of
our existence ever since.
But for Europeans, Dmanisi is a
reminder of something else too.
This, it seems, is where our history
began. Dmanisi recalls our common
Robert Parsons reported from Dmanisi
for Europe Direct, which can be seen on
BBC News 24 on 11 January at 1130
GMT, and on 12 January at 0230 GMT
and 1430 GMT. The programme can
also be seen on BBC World on 15
January at 2230 GMT, on 16 January at
0230 GMT, 0930 GMT and 1730 GMT, on
18 January at 1630 GMT and 2330 GMT,
and on 19 January at 0230 GMT and
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|Article originally published in the
first edition of The â€˜Xâ€™
UFO Digest, May 1999
The movie Stargate has become a
popular video cassette rental. Its
feature film release was met with
disappointing reviews, however, a
sort of cult following has ensued as
people have started discovering the
movie by word of mouth.
It deals with a touchy subject... Aliens
that visited Earth thousands of years
ago. I learned about the film from the
company that was producing a CD
ROM about the movie called The
Secrets of Stargate.
The associate producer of the CD
ROM, Joel Mills, had learned that I
had in my possession photographs
that could prove that the movie
Stargate was based on historical fact.
They wanted to include copies of the
photographs of the "unusual giant
skulls" that my wife (Bea) and I had
collected over the past five years. It
seems that the movie deals with the
theory that extra terrestrials had used
humans as slaves to mine metal in
Egypt thousands of years ago.
Mills felt these giant skulls were proof
that the ancient pharaohs had the
same elongated skulls hidden under
their crown head-dress, and that, in
fact, the Coneheads of Saturday Night
Live are based on fact, not fiction.
I pointed out to him that Egypt's King
Akhenaton and his daughters were
proud of their distinct features
(elongated skulls) and the true facts
of this royal family are shrouded in
controversy. Some historians point
out that the giant skulls of this family
are a deformity caused by inbreeding.
Others discount this and claim that it
is the art style of the Armana period.
The secret society known as the
Rosicrucians place King Akhenaton
on their highest pedestal by
reconstructing his statue and main
temple at their head office in San
Mills also asked permission to use
photographs of giant skulls that I had
obtained while filming at the Nasca
lines in Peru. Although Stargate did
not deal with a Peruvian connection,
he felt the world needed to see the
photographs to understand that
ancient skulls of extraordinary
dimensions could be found at other
major archaeological sites around
the world, in particular, the Nasca
Line and the ruins of Peru.... in the
shadows of the Cheops pyramids in
Egypt... and the ancient Mayan ruins
of Central America... The Triangle of
the Ancient Gods.
I was happy to send him the photos
but warned him that the photos would
probably be too controversial fo the
general public. He seemed surprised
at this comment and wondered why
he hadn't seen pictures like this
before. The complicated answer took
a great deal of time to explain! I will try
to encapsulate this answer and relate
to you a brief history of these unusual
I first came across drawings of the
skulls in a book by Ignatius Donnelly
called Atlantis, The Antedeluvian
World. The author tries to prove that at
one time there existed a Continent in
the middle of the Atlantic Ocean that
sank into the sea. Before it sank, the
rulers left for Egypt, Mexico and Peru
and became rulers of these countries.
He found information about these
skulls hidden in the Library of
Congress in Washington. I had
learned from the Peruvian
government that these unusual skulls
could be found in many museums in
Peru and excavations were
uncovering them even now near the
I had read Erich Von Daniken's
Chariots of the Gods? and
remembered his theories of ancient
astronauts landing in this desert area.
A few years ago, we were invited to
film and photograph these skulls and
other discoveries that Peruvian
archaeologists are currently
unearthing. These skulls are so
numerous in the area of the Nasca
desert that you can find small
makeshift museums in the backyards
of the locals. They dug up their
ancestors so you can view their
remains for a small fee.
Some skulls show the evidence of
ancient brain surgery that prove their
ancestors possessed certain abilities
that modern science has just recently
Stunned, we wondered why we had
not seen photographs of these skulls
before. Our guides explained their
church leaders feel these skulls are
the work fo the devil, the offspring of
the fallen angels in the Bible.
In Mexico we found the same types of
skulls in a museum in Merida, a city
close to the ruins of Palenque. Lord
Shield Pascal had the same
elongated skull, an image which is
found engraved on his tomb. Erich
Von Daniken has described the
drawings as Pascal sitting in a rocket
The conquering Spaniards found the
natives deforming their heads to
make them appear more "god like"
and the priests declared them devil
Mean while in Egypt, King Akhenaton
was also regarded as a heretic and
all information about this king was
obliterated until just recently.
These finding prove that the rulers of
these advanced societies all shared
the common bond of huge skulls and
brains that probably provided them
with superior intelligence.
This information has been shared by
secret societies and religious leaders
for hundreds of years and up until
now they had decided to keep these
secrets for themselves.
All who first see the pictures feel...
"They show proof of beings from
another world." It seems that these
conclusions were deemed to be too
shocking for the average person and
that these skulls were to be
dismissed as deformities and hidden
far from public view. That is, until
President Fujimori took power in
Peru. He had decided to allow the
skulls to be photographed and has
brought them to the attention of the
Resistance to publishing the
photographs has remained, and
there appears to be a world wide
cover-up of the skulls true origins.
The only answers seems to be that
public knowledge of "Fallen Angels"
or ancient astronauts would disrupt
society and the world's religions.
I told Joel Mills he would probably
face the same struggle to get the
photos published in the CD ROM, just
as we have encountered with the
various news media.
He felt sure that the time was here
and now to wake up the world, and
that the movie Stargate was just the
beginning. I wished him luck and
success with the idea and sent him
all the material I had in my
possession to document the facts he
needed. Several months passed and
then one day he phoned to tell me he
had left the CD ROM production team
and that none of the skull
photographs would be included in
The Secrets of Stargate.
After several run-ins with executives in
Hollywood, the pictures were deemed
to be unsuitable for inclusion in The
Secrets of Stargate
. He was much happier with his new
job promoting a public speaker that
teaches the history and wisdom of
ancient Egypt and again asked for
permission to use the photographs,
but this time for private presentations
only. He had learned first hand about
the powers that have kept these
pictures hidden from the public.
|A Pygmy Homo Race.
3 Million Years Old
The Essington [Oberon] NSW
mineralised [ironstone] partly
This small hominid skull, although
lacking a rear brain case due to
crushing through burial beneath a
heavy overlying strata, displays
surviving features of a remarkable
'modern' appearance, such as a
vertical forehead and face.
There does not seem to have been
projecting eyebrow ridges and there
is a long 'modern' nose. Mummified
skin covers most of the face, and a
patch of skin has detached itself
from the left side of the nose to
cover the left eye socket, suggesting
the hominid may have already been
dead and decomposing at the time
of its initial preservation.
The left side of the head has been
crushed inwards flattening the
cheekbone, although this is present
on the right side of the specimen.
The teeth of the upper jaw have
been broken away and the lower
jaw crushed, revealing adult teeth.
Mud and small gravels have filled
the skull's interior. Mineralised mud
and gravels cover the rear of the
The specimen was initially covered
by a deposit of volcanic ash and
mud during an eruption that was
responsible for the rapid
preservation of the tissue. As
volcanic disturbances in the Oberon
region ceased in late Pliocene
times, this suggests the specimen
to be around 3 million years old.
The skull/mummified head is 14cm
in height by 9cm across the facial
section by 8cm thick in its
incomplete state. The hominid's
height is estimated to have been
The 'modern' features of this
specimen suggest a pygmy-size
race of Homo that evolved around
late Pliocene times,
The fossil was unearthed by Mrs Joy
Colley about 1995 and donated to
the Rex Gilroy Natural Science
Since then two further specimens,
recovered by Rex Gilroy at sites in
Qld suggest all three skull-types
may be related.
|Upper Photo source: puppstheories.com
|This skull found in a Michigan burial mound
reportedly suggests that the early
inhabitants of the state were performing
brain surgery well before the birth of Christ.
|Skull of a Giant found in Wisconsin
|Elongated skull found in Aztalan,
|Giant skull found in Minnesota
|Note the heavy and squared jaw the giants had.
|The Detmold Child - approximately 6500 year old mummy,
is the name that has been given to an ancient Peruvian
mummy that dates back an incredible 6,500 years - that's
3,000 years before the birth of Tutankhamun. Recent
computer topography scans of the infant have now
revealed details about the child's age, health, and cause of
death, according to a report in The Hindu. Child's age is
approximately 8 to 10 months
|I came across a You Tube site that does a great job of
explaining elongated skulls.. demonstrating that some were
artificially created by wrapping, (which many argue is the
only reason these skulls are elongated) while other
elongated skulls were natural. I think for those interested in
red haired giants with elongated skulls this is a must watch
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