New DNA-Tests on ancient Paracas Skulls changes known History

The more than 2,000 Year old Paracas Skulls on display at Museo Regional de Ica in the City of Ica in Peru.

In 1928, the Peruvian Archaeologist Julio Tello found more than 300 of these elongated Skulls in a massive and elaborate Graveyard containing tombs filled with the Remains of Individuals with the largest elongated skulls found anywhere in the World. According to first DNA-Tests done by Geneticists, the Skulls have mitochondrial DNA “with mutations unknown in any Human, Primate, or animal known so far”. Now, a second round of DNA-Testing has been completed and the Results are still controversial. The Tests have shown that the Skulls seem to have European and middle Eastern Origin. Read more