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#1    Ashotep

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:00 AM

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Discovery News....A remarkably well-preserved shrunken head has just been authenticated by DNA analysis, which provides strong evidence that anecdotal accounts of violent head-hunting in South America were true.
The study, published in the latest issue of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, marks the first successful effort to unveil the genetic make-up of a shrunken head.
"The shrunken heads were made from enemies' heads cut on the battlefield," co-author Gila Kahila Bar-Gal told Discovery News. "Then, during spiritual ceremonies, enemies' heads were carefully reduced through boiling and heating, in the attempt to lock the enemy's spirit and protect the killers from spiritual revenge." Read More Here

I didn't know how a shrunken head was made until I read this. Gruesome practice, hope they still don't do this.  Do you think they still do?


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:36 AM

View PostHilander, on 15 July 2012 - 02:00 AM, said:

I didn't know how a shrunken head was made until I read this. Gruesome practice, hope they still don't do this.  Do you think they still do?
If you check out the wikipedia article there is a better explanation of the process.According to the National Geo Channel, the last actual 'head shrinking' probably occured in the 1960's.


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:45 AM

That was gross to say the least.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:41 AM

that's gross! eeww... ick!!


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:27 PM

Yes it is so gross, I'll read the wikipedia article.

They might make some money if they could figure out how to unshrink something.


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:54 PM

An interesting (if gruesome) read!





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