Elongated skulls of ancient Malta – University project

The intriguing, mysterious, conspiracy inspiring, ancient Malta's elongated skulls are to be investigated in a combined Australian University and Maltese organisations project.

Malta elongated skulls hypogeum

The Everything is Electric (old) forum has a few posts, replies and images about Maltese elongated skulls buried and round at the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum and dolichocephalic found around the world.

The Times of Malta article on the long skulls is copied below.

Human skulls found at the prehistoric Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum are to be studied in attempt to uncover the mystery of their origin and abnormal shape.

In 1926, Temi Zammit described the skulls found at the prehistoric burial site as being of the long variety (dolichocephalic).

Some thought they were from a culture that deliberately modified skulls, while others went as far as to claim they were from aliens.

Researchers from the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, Malta and Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia will look into their condition and origin.

The €6,000 project entitled The Sentinels of Ħal Saflieni, Malta: Science Facts versus Science Fiction will be funded by the Union Académique Internationale.

Associate Professor Ronika Power of Maquarie University, Sydney was awarded the funding and will work with curators of the National Museum of Archaeology and the Prehistoric Sites Department of Heritage Malta, the osteologist of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, Malta, and international institutions.

The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum is a multi-level underground burial complex in Paola.

Earliest remains at the site date back to about 4000 BC, and the complex was used over a span of many centuries, up to 2500 BC.
Mysterious ancient hypogeum skulls to be studied | Times of Malta