This last Friday, February 2nd, saw an exciting leap in science, archeology, and history at LA’s “Where Are They From?” presentation, revealing the DNA results of the ancient Paracas elongated skulls.
For an overview of the elongated skulls, as well as a nice summary of Brian Foerster’s work, check out our first interview with Mr. Foerster here.
The Symposium was held at the LAX Marriott, a practical location given the speakers flying in from all over the place: we had Rick Woodward from Louisiana, Chase Kloetske from Washington, DC, and of course Brien Foerster from Peru, amongst many other notable speakers from around the U.S. This was all made possible through L.A. Marzulli and his team, who made this a free event to attend.
We’re here to give you a neat little summary of the information we have on the Paracas people thus far.
- The Paracas skulls are naturally elongated; that is, they are not a result of Artificial Cranial Deformation.
- The Paracas people are hominids like us, though we don’t quite know yet where exactly they fit in historically and genetically; for now, we may conjecture that they are Homo Sapiens Paracas, but perhaps they will even venture into a different species, depending on the official taxonomic classification later on (given there will be more research in place).
- The Paracas people commonly had red hair and pale skin.
- The majority of the DNA came back as European-based, with also some Asian DNA, i.e. some sort of mass migration likely occurred over a period of time where light-skinned, red-haired people moved from Europe/Asia towards South America.
- Their skulls are formed differently from ours:
1. They have no sign of a sagittal suture like we do, which is extremely unusual.
2. They do not have foramen ovales (these are holes in our skulls that contain our nerves and muscles required for jaw movements such as chewing; presumably, their set-up of nerve and muscle tissue was therefore very different from ours).
3. Their foramen magnum is further back (that big hole in the base of our skulls through which the spinal cord passes), presumably to compensate for their elongated cranium, therefore also probably requiring a different gait – as Marcia Moore pointed out, we could imagine them standing and walking in more of an “S” shaped fashion, because of their very elongated craniums (perhaps they were not fully bipedal?).
In any case, what we also need to be asking ourselves are the philosophical and ethical questions, the same we would pose should we be faced with an intelligent alien species. There are always interesting dangers that we, as humans, could get ourselves into when we find out about new species (or sub-species), especially intelligent homonids. What if someone decides to clone a Paracas person, in order to investigate it and its level of intelligence? What would happen then? What if they turn out to be far more intelligent than we are? Or less intelligent? If we were to find a group of them alive (for whatever reason, we’re just theorising here), would we treat them as humans? Would they have human rights? Would they be enemies? Or would we be somehow be responsible for them, if they are less evolved than we are? Given the mere colour of someone’s skin is still a huge issue in modern society, imagine the conundrums that would be brought up by encountering an entire new type of human being…
As was said at the symposium, this is only the very beginning of a huge project, but the doors and questions are starting to open, and they are indeed extremely fascinating.
Of course, we can’t leave this article without at least a little tickle of conspiracy and aliens. Naturally, speculation starts to arise, just like you’d expect. Many people have been asking: Are they partly alien? Perhaps a type of hybrid, with a mixture of earth-based and alien DNA? Then you have the religious side of the game, asking if they might be related to the Nephilim? Is there some truth to the Anunnaki? Well, that’s a whoooole other rabbit hole to explore. We’re done digging for now, and will let this rest with you for a minute. We’ll be back on this topic as soon as we have any new findings.