Skulls suspicious of human's found in Gansu
Updated: 2006-04-03 11:30 Authorities are trying to determine whether 121
skulls found last week in a forest in Gansu Province belong to humans.
A total of
121 skulls whose tops had been sawn off were
discovered last week in a forest in Northwest China's Gansu Province. DNA
tests are underway to work out if the skulls belong to human
being. The skulls were first thought to be
monkeys, but a local professor held a suspicion that they belong to human
being as he had found plastic teeth in a jaw of one of the skulls.
[Lanzhou Morning Post]
were first thought to be monkeys, but Liu Naifa, life science professor at
Lanzhou University in Lanzhou, the provincial capital, said they were human.
Plastic teeth were found in a jaw of one of the skulls, the Lanzhou Morning
The tops of the skulls were sawn off before they were discovered.
Liu said the skulls were sawn not long ago. The professor also said they were
from young and old people, as well as men and women.
A herdsman found the bones in a forest in Tanshanling Town of the Tibet
Autonomous County of Tianzhu last week, according to the newspaper.
The forest is on the border between Gansu and Qinghai.
The provincial police department said it reported the case to the Ministry of
According to the report, DNA tests will be used to determine whether the
skulls are human.