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Crystal Skulls (issue #31)

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in this issue

The Crystal Skulls
  • An Era of Fakes
  • The Proof of “Provenance”
  • Why Fake a Skull?
  • F.A. Mitchell-Hedges — the “Real Indiana Jones” — Or a Faker?
  • The Search for Atlantis
  • the Lost City of Lubaantun
  • Hoax Skulls
  • An inspiration for the Original Cursed Skull Story
  • More Tall Tales
  • The Bottom Line

written by Daniel Loxton;
illustrations by Daniel Loxton
and Jim WW Smith

from the Introduction

Hello!

I’m Daniel, the Editor of Junior Skeptic. I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite mysteries from when I was growing up: the crystal skulls! Beautiful and mysterious — even, some would say, cursed — these glittering quartz crystal objects are back in the spotlight thanks to the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

What are they? Do they really come from the ancient Maya or Aztec cultures — or even, as legend has it, from Atlantis or outer space? Do they truly hold the power to heal, impart wisdom, or perhaps to kill?

Let’s find out!

Praise

“I have to tell you your article on Mitchell-Hedges was the best I’ve read, and I’ve read a few. Thanks for your very insightful article on the subject, which I really did enjoy thoroughly and have recommended to many people.”

Dr. Jane M. Walsh
Smithsonian Institution
Department of Anthropology

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