BY PREETIKA VERMA / FRI 8 FEB 2019 07:49 PM
Ancient Woman with ‘ALIEN-LIKE’ SKULL Unearthed in Russia:
A skeleton with an unusual-shaped skull has been excavated on a site known as Russia’s Stonehenge.
When photos of the remains were first published, UFO enthusiasts rushed to claim they were proof that aliens had once visited to Earth.
But archaeologist’s have revealed that the bones belong to a woman who lived almost 2000 years ago and had an elongated skull because it was bound out of tribal traditions.
The remains were discovered in Arkaim, near Chelyabinsk in central Russia – a settlement dating back almost 4000 years.
It is believed the woman belonged to a tribe that was part of what is now modern day Ukraine.
Researcher Maria Makurova has confirmed to the Russian news agency TASS: ‘We have discovered a well-preserved skeleton.
‘I would not exclude the possibility that the skeleton belongs to a woman from the Sarmati tribe that lived in the territories of what is now modern day Ukraine, Kazakhstan and southern Russia.
‘Her skull was elongated because the tribe did so by tying up the heads of their children with rope. It was clearly a tradition in the tribe.’
She declined to comment on speculations it was attributed to alien visitors saying that currently they were still working on theories as to why the tribe had the tradition but had nothing fixed yet as a reason.
The skeleton is thought to date to the 2nd or 3rd century AD, making it considerably younger than the site.
It is just another of the mysteries to be unearthed at the spectacular site of Arkaim known as Russia Stonehenge, which is believed to have been built in the 17th-century BC.
It is believed by some that, like its 5000-year-old English counterpart, it was used to study of the stars.
But Arkaim is thought to be more advanced.
Stonehenge allows for observations of Ten astronomical phenomena using 22 elements, while Arkaim enables observations of 18 phenomena using 30 elements.
This means that ancient people could have observed and tracked certain events in the sky by using the site in certain ways from particular position, and that Arkaim offered more observable events than Stonehenge.
Russian archaeologists K.K. Bystrushkin, who made the comparison between the two sites in 2003, said Stonehenge offers an observational accuracy of 10 arc minutes to a degree, whereas Arkaim offers accuracy of 1-arc minute.
This precision was unheard of at the time the monument is thought to have been built.
The Akraim archaeological site was found in 1987 and since then it has yielded spectacular discoveries including some artefacts from the Bronze Age.
As well as being a primitive astronomical observatory it was also a village that was fortified by 2 large stone circular walls.
The settlement covers an area of some 220,000 square feet (20,439 square metres) and consists of 2 circles of dwellings separated by a street, with a central community square in the centre.