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South American head-hunting proved true by shrunken head

Genetic analysis performed on a shrunken head proves that accounts of head-hunting in South America were true. "The shrunken head we studied was made from a real human skin," Kahila Bar-Gal said. "The people who made it knew exactly how to peel the skin from the skull, including the hair," she

Footage of human headshrinking ceremony in South America

National Geographic has come across the only known footage of an actual human headshrinking ceremony in South America. Warning, the above video might be a bit graphic for some. You don't see the actual severed head (except in a recreation and in shrunken form), but you see the skin from it