Artificialy deformed skull - Dully - 5th c. AD3D Model
This skull is from a lady in her fourties, dating back to the Early Middle Ages. It was found in Dully (Vaud, Switzerland) in the 1970’s. The cemetery can be linked to the presence of Burgundians, a Germanic tribe who settled around Lake Geneva in the 5th century AD. It is most probable that this lady had eastern origins (Huns or Alans), where cranial deformation was practiced on very young babies, probably to mark social status. Burgundians, Huns and Alains already had close contacts before they moved to the Swiss Plateau.