May 31, 2008

From William Treurniet:

Re: Crystal skulls are fake: study (May 23): The only crystal skull referred to by name by Indiana Jones in the recent movie was the Mitchell-Hedges skull. It was obtained from an archeological site in the Mayan city of Lubaantun in what is now Belize. The skull is privately owned by the discoverer, Anna Mitchell-Hedges, who lives in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. It was examined by experts at Hewlet-Packard who apparently found it quite anomalous. Your article does not mention this particular skull, so it seems that the analyses performed by the British researchers are not as relevant to the movie as the article says.

I got my information about the the Mitchell-Hedges skull from another online newspaper here. Additional information about crystal skulls is here. I find Google very helpful.

Not surprisingly, reporting on only part of the story gives us a biased story. The jury seems to still be out on whether or not all of these objects have a recent origin. Some appear to have been made relatively recently, but others may not.

(Editors’ note: We agree: the jury is still out. The Daily Mail story is in­terest­ing, but raises many ques­tions. The authors mention a Hew­lett-Pack­ard study, but are very vague about what it found and where they got the in­for­mation. They say the skull was found at an arch­aeo­lo­gi­cal site, but who wit­nessed this? We look forward to more studies.)


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