While trying to undersand the social structure of the maya, we have found many, but many questions about their practices in order to show hierarchy as example the skulls deformation (distortioned skulls).
According to arqueological evidence in several tombs at mayan cities,wich are shown at museums in yucatan and mexico city, we can see a remarkable difference between the elite and the common people, so the elite, always “needed to stand out” and practice this kind of amazing body modifications.
We know that many other cultures around the world have practice body modifications like the neck rings in africa to the shrunken feet in china but, the investigators may have taken a fewer steps ahead while using technology that tries to prove that the maya acctually distortion the skull for something more than a social aspect.
In recent years investigators (neurologist) from Carnegie M. Pittsburg launched a new theory…
That claims that the maya (astronomers ) where able to estimulate the pineal, hipofisis, and pituitary gland of the human brain, wich controles focus, light, time, space, fear, in order to see or percive things that we normally can’t, specially while observing the sky (astronomer-skywatcher), this may result in the perfection of their arqueoastronomical phenomenos visible in many cities at change of seasons.
The elite members as soon as they were born, mother place the baby skull between two wood tablets, one, in the front, an another in the back of the skull and little by litlle started to add pressure into the babys skull (soft spot last for aprox 13-14 months) the result is this….