Skeletons of a Mysterious Past
by D. Trull
Crystals have been regarded as magical talismans since the Middle Ages, and are today the sine qua non of the New Age movement. Skulls, meanwhile, are humanity's foremost symbol of death, and a powerful icon in the visual vocabularies of cultures all over the globe.
Put the two together, and you get one heck of a semiotically loaded artifact. Crystal skulls of apparently ancient origin have been found in parts of Mexico, Central America and South America, comprising one of the most fascinating subjects of 20th Century archaeology.
Part of the attraction of crystal skulls is their tangibility. We have no Bigfoots to dissect or alien spacecraft to take for a test spin, but crystals skulls are undeniably real. Many believe the objects possess extraordinary powers, and scientists are at a loss to explain how they could have been created. This report examines the known history of crystal skulls, various viewpoints on where they might have came from, and the secrets they may reveal.
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