According to the genetic tests done on the mummy, named by the researchers as Maria, it is humanoide because it contains 23 pairs of chromosomes. However, for Professor Konstantin Korotkov of the National Research University of Russia, this does not mean that the skeleton with three fingers and elongated skull is human.
Maria was found in Peru, along with the remains of a baby of approximately nine months. In addition, Professor Korotkov says that during the search, he and his colleagues found four more skeletons, apparently male, that lived more than 6,000 years ago.
“Each of the mummies has two arms, two legs, a head, a pair of eyes and a mouth, like every human being. The tissue has a biological nature and the chemical compositions indicate that they are human. DNA has 23 pairs of chromosomes, just like we do. All four are male, as they all have the Y chromosome. They look human, but they’re not. Even with all the data signaling humanity, there is one that serves as a warning: the anatomical structures are totally different”, Korotkov explained.
Scientists also confirmed that the skeleton was covered with cadmium chloride, which may explain its good conservation and reveals advanced techniques used by ancient peoples of South America.
Another scientist, Steve Mera, after doing a series of scientific tests and studies on the Peruvian mummy, believes that Maria would not have extraterrestrial origin, but that it may be a new species of human being.
Using DNA and Carbon-14 analysis, the researcher found that the mummified body is about 1,800 years old, and the results suggest that it would have 98.5% primate DNA and 1.5% DNA of unknown origin, but with a genetic structure similar to that of a human being.
The mummy Maria, which contains three fingers and elongated head, made Mera believe it to be a new and yet unknown ancestral species of human being.
“We can say that we have evidence that Mary’s body is an incredible discovery. A discovery that could lead us to alter our history books forever. It may be the most important discovery of the 21st century”, he said.
The teams of researchers point out that they plan to continue studying the “extraterrestrial mummy” and other skeletons, and that they intend to unravel their origins and genomes in partnership with peruvian authorities.