Bound Peruvian Skull Replica measures 7.25 inches. Bound Peruvian Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Conical-shaped cranium of ancient Peru. This is a sculpture made from the original skull.

Bound Peruvian Skull  is dated over 2000 years old, this grossly deformed skull originates from the Paracas region of Peru. The practice of head binding to create an elongated skull and trephination date back nearly 9000 years.

Trephination was the surgical process of removing a section of skull. This is thought to have been performed to relieve pressure caused by the binding process or to allow access to the brain.

It was not clear how these operations were performed until a complete surgical kit was discovered, including obsidian knives, spatulas made from sperm whale teeth, cotton balls, bandages, thread and needles.

Surprisingly, patients survived these primitive surgeries as is evident by the healed bone edges. The act of elongating the skull was achieved by binding the head of a child with cloth, rope and boards. As the child’s skull grew and developed, it would elongate.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 7.25 in
Human Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: Homininae
Tribe: Hominini
Genus: Homo
Species: H. sapiens
Binomial name: Homo sapiens