However, scientists have been quick to scoff at the idea that this skull has anything to do with aliens. Nikolay Sudarev of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Archaeology Institute is one. He told Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets, “Elongated skulls were traditional for the Sarmatian culture.”
If that’s so, why exactly did the Sarmatians deliberately deform the skull of a young child? It might appear to us a barbaric and pointless act, but to this ancient people the skull-shape was a thing of beauty. Furthermore, it was a sign that the child would become a successful warrior.