Cranial deformation was a world wide phenomenon amongst diverse people from as recently as the 20th century to as far back as 4000 BC and earlier. What these cultures had in common was the belief that by deforming a noble child’s skull, they would be more intelligent and attractive that commoners. Also, it was believed this skull shape was what the Ancestors looked like. Some of the skulls, however, especially those of the coastal area of Paracas, Peru which are at least 2000 years old, suggest something more. Many appear to be naturally elongated, as if they were born that way; having cranium volume as much as 25 percent larger than ours, as well as many physically characteristics not known in Homo sapiens humans. Could a race of people have lived in the distant past that were incredibly intelligent, and were in fact the Megalithic builders of South America?
After completing an Honours Bachelor Of Science degree, Brien took up traditional wood carving and sculpture at the age of 25. In 1995 he moved to Maui, Hawaii, and was hired as assistant project manager for the building of the 62 foot double hull sailing canoe (ancestor of the modern day catamaran) Mo’okiha O Pi’ilani (Sacred Lizard That Pierces The Heavens.) Peru became his next major area of interest, where he has been researching the elongated skull phenomenon and the pre-Inca megalithic sites for a decade. Brien is a regular on History Channel’s Ancient Aliens and leads annual tours to South America with Megalithomania. Brien has been made the cultural ambassador for the municipality of Paracas, with a mandate to expand the global awareness of the 10,000 years of human habitation of the area. He has written several books on ancient Peru and the Pacific & co-authored with David H Childress. http://www.hiddenincatours.com
Filmed at Megalithomania in May 2012, Glastonbury, UK
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Produced by Hugh Newman – http://www.hughnewman.co.uk
Directed by Jonathan Adams – http://www.pentos.tv