NCBI ROFL: On the authenticity of shrunken heads

By ncbi rofl | July 7, 2009 4:05 pm

Jivaro tsantsas or shrunken head: an expertise of authenticity evaluation.

“Presence of sealed eyelids, pierced lips with strings sealing the mouth, shiny black skin, a posterior sewn incision, long glossy black hair, and lateral head compression are characteristic of authentic tsantsas.”

  • Deray

    Thanks for the info, I wouldn't want to buy a fake shrunken head!

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