Alien-looking skulls of women found in Europe have baffled archeologists. The egg-shaped skulls date back to 1500 years ago, or Middle Age (aka Medieval) Europe.
DNA tests reveal the women are unlike the people in the region they were found. Are they aliens, or maybe illegal aliens, or legal aliens, or travelers passing through, caught up in a non-egg-skull shaped world?
The more the people who know about such things, archeologists and whatnot, investigate the egg-shaped ladies, the less answers they have as they try to figure out who the egg-shaped ladies of Bavaria (where they were found) are.
As for me, I’m going to get to working on my new musical, “The Egg-Shaped Ladies of Bavaria.” The main song will be titled “Though I have an egg for a skull, I am still hot.”
|Why Did These Medieval European Women Have Alien-Like Skulls?|
The discovery of mysterious, 1,500-year-old egg-shaped skulls in Bavarian graves has stumped scientists for more than half a century, but now some genetic sleuthing has helped them crack the case: The pointy skulls likely belonged to immigrant brides who traveled to Bavaria from afar to get married, a new study explains.The finding indicates that these long-headed brides, who lived in the sixth century A.D., likely traveled great distances from southeastern Europe — an area encompassing the region around modern-day Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia — to what is now the southern part of modern Germany.
The long trek was certainly arduous, but the reward was great: Wedlock helped cement strategic alliances in medieval Europe, the researchers wrote in the study. [In Images: An Ancient Long-headed Woman Reconstructed]
When the women with the alien-like skulls were alive, Europe was undergoing profound cultural change. The Roman Empire dissolved as the “barbarians” — the Germanic peoples that include the Goths, Alemanni, Gepids and Longobards — moved in and took over the regionthe researchers wrote in the study. The foreign brides were buried in the cemeteries of one of these groups — the Baiuvarii — who lived in what is now modern-day Bavaria.
The discovery of the remains of these women perplexed archaeologists for decades. It’s only possible to create pointy skulls, scientifically known as artificial cranial deformation (ACD), in early childhood, when the skull is soft and malleable. But archaeologists couldn’t find any children with egg-shaped skulls in the cemetery. Moreover, the women were buried with local grave artifacts, rather than foreign ones, suggesting they had adapted to local culture.