“This is an obvious fraud. They are completely wrong.” This is how Flavio Estrada, an archaeologist and forensic expert in the analysis of human remains at the Public Prosecutor’s Institute of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Sciences, goes about the so-called Nasca Tridactyl mummies.
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Estrada analyzed a portion of these alleged archaeological remains, which were handed over to the Nasca Prosecutor’s Office as part of an investigation carried out after the pieces were presented by a group of people who They claimed to have found it in 2016 in a cave.
For years, a handful of people have propagated theories that they are hybrids, unknown species of humans, and even extraterrestrials.
These “dolls”, as the expert calls them, came into his hands after the prosecution asked the Institute of Forensic Medicine to issue them. Nature report. What did they find after conducting various scientific studies? Here is a summary of their disclosures:
Armed and modified
Estrada lesson “A group of small dolls, loose skulls and three-fingered hands” He was handed over to the prosecutor’s office after the alleged discovery gained international fame. These objects would be part of a larger group of remains that would have been found at Palpa. Today, the University of San Luis Gonzaga in Ica has a large mummy, named Maria, and three small dolls.
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After conducting a series of tests, the researcher and his team reached the following:
“What we discovered is that The supposed skin consists of a mixture of adhesives, vegetable fibers, ground paper, rubber… And that the bones they rode on were of animals. This means that they cut off part of their nose and used only the middle of the skull, and in the back, where the nape is located, they made the face of these “alien”.
Tests have been done
To conclude that the so-called Nasca mummies were armed, Flavio Estrada and a team from the Institute of Forensic Medicine used three types of tests:
- infrared spectrophotometer, which allows identifying the constituent elements of an object.
- radiographic studies, which provides a view of the anatomy or internal distribution of an object.
- Comparative anatomy, which helps to compare the similarities and differences in the anatomy of two or more organisms.
- Histological studies, by which the organic tissues of living organisms are analyzed. In this case, the researchers used an optical microscope to look for human cells (which they eventually didn’t find).
With all these procedures, researchers determined that these dolls have Coating with modern ingredients (paper, gum, etc.) and that the supposed skin does not contain human cells. In addition, they established that human and animal bones were used, which were laid out without any kind of anatomical consistency, as the limbs did not even have joints and the edges revealed wounds.
In addition to the analyzes made at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, the assumptions The discoverers of “mummys” They also did some tests, including scans.
Estrada notes that they studied these images, too: “It reveals to us the same thing: in the case of the three small dolls, they are armed with human and animal bone material; and in the case of the large mummy, called Maria, the CT scan reveals that There are modifications in the hands and feet. They cut off the fingers and toes and put more phalanges to lengthen their length. In this case, it is an ancient human mummy. [pero con modificaciones]”.
Alleged cooperation with UNI
A few days ago, during the Ninth National Research Conference CONINTI 2021, Martin Alarcón Quispe, Vice Rector for Research at San Luis Gonzaga University in Ica, referred to the “Nasca mummy”: “Ica has a global identity, and We have these triads in the vice president’s office for research […]. This confirms our identity, our past.”
Subsequently, the promoters of the “study” of mummies confirmed that the University of Engineering (UNI) would join the investigations conducted by a group of teachers from Ica University. El Comercio contacted UNI to see if this collaboration was an institutional initiative, but had not received an official response until this report was closed.
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