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Remains of people with modified skulls uncovered | ArchaeoFeed
Remains of seven individuals with intentionally modified skulls making them flatter and elongated were uncovered during excavations at Ali Kosh in West Iran. The remains date back to around 7500 BC. Remains of an individual with an elongated skull (by Arkadiusz Sołtysiak) The remains were discovered at the Prehistoric settlement where people lived around 9500-8500 years ago. According to Arkadiusz Sołtysiak, bioarchaeologist of Institute of Archaeology at University of Warsaw, the skulls of the individuals were intentionally deformed, making them conically elongated. He states that skull modifications were a practice widely spread among the population of the region in Neolithic times and lasted for thousands of years, even until the Bronze Age. The skulls belong to both men and women, yet the reasons behind the procedure are unknown. All of the uncovered remains were found under the floor of a rectangular building constructed with mud brick. Burying people under the floor was a normal