Are you looking to find some awesome skulls for sale? In this post, we have provided links to a variety of reputable online sources. This includes not only human, but also animal skulls for sale. We also provide information on a common misconception for legally purchasing human bones.
Whether you are looking to find a replica or the real deal, you will definitely find what you are seeking right here. From ancient human skulls to dinosaurs, get ready to see a wide selection offered online. We already researched all of the sites to ensure they are reputable and reliable.
Human Skulls For Sale
The Common Misconception
In our previous post Shrunken Heads: Yesterday And Today, we mentioned that there are websites stating that real human shrunken heads are illegal for trade in the United States. However, after extensive research, we were unable to find any laws that have stated this information is accurate.
There is also common misconception that selling, buying and possessing human bones is illegal in the United States. However, in the U.S., there is no federal law that says you cannot purchase or possess real human bones. This does not mean there are no laws that exist in other countries.
Before you decide to actually purchase a real human skull, it is still recommended you ensure there are no local laws that prohibit human bone sales. There are three U.S. states with laws that prohibit the import and export of human remains. This includes New York, Georgia and Tennessee.
If is important to mention that the only federal law that prohibits the possession and sales of human remains is the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act NAGPRA of 1990.
Real Human Skulls
Human Skull Replicas
Where To Find An Exploded Skull
In a previous post, we mentioned exploded skulls (disarticulated skulls also called Beauchene skulls) and their rising popularity. If you want to purchase one, there are options. We found three web pages that provide disarticulated human skulls (both real or replicas) for a variety of prices. With a product that is so rare and wanted by many, the sites are likely to sell out fast.
1. For the real deal, you may want to contact Ryan Matthew from the TV show Oddities. His work is absolutely amazing. Matthew even has exploded animal skulls (such as a baboon, and a cat).
2. Unfortunately, we were unable to find anymore genuine human skulls available online. However, we did find an awesome real bobcat exploded skull from an Etsy seller with the shop name Specialty Skulls.
3. If you are looking for a quality (handmade) replica skull at a more affordable price, you can contact an Etsy seller. There is currently only one available at Specialty Skulls.
Sources For Day of the Dead Skulls
Are you a big fan of Day of the Dead skulls? You can find plenty at MexicanSugarSkull.com. They provide them in various styles, colors and sizes. You can also find a wide selection at the store La Fuente Imports (including masks). Etsy also has a section with Day of the Dead skulls and accessories.
Are you interested in buying a crystal skull? Crystal skulls are human skull hardstone carvings. They are made of either clear or milky white quartz. Although their finders claim they are real pre-Columbian Mesoamerican artifacts, none have been authenticated as pre-Columbian in origin.
If you are looking for a real crystal skull, you may have to contact a museum. However, if you are seeking a realistic crystal skull, Skulls.com has them. There is also a site called CrystalSkulls.com. They claim to offer real quartz crystal skulls for sale. For even more options, you can also visit Bestcrystals.com. Their skulls come in a variety of options.
Of course, real ancient human skulls are seen at various museums around the world. However, if you are looking to find one that is actually on sale, you are probably going to have to purchase one directly from a museum. However, there are still some websites that sell replicas of ancient human skulls. Skulls Unlimited provides a wide selection of hominid skulls. The Prehistoric Store also provides a variety of replica hominid skulls. This includes homo sapiens, neanderthal and more.
Many skull collectors look to find skulls that are deformed. This is because they are extremely rare to find. They seek skulls with abnormalities from various causes such as disease and trauma. If you like to purchase oddities and are a big fan of the TV show Oddities, you may have seen the crew on the hunt to find information about a real deformed human skull. We did extensive research to find real human skulls with deformities, but were unable to find any online. If you find a genuine skull that had a rare disease, it would likely be listed for thousands (depending on its condition).
There is a real skull of a child on Skulls Unlimited with a mixed pattern of dentition. As far as a skull that shows some form of a deformity, this is the only one we were able to find on the Internet (skull available for a limited time).
Above is a video showing skulls from the Paracas culture. They are located at The Ica Museum in Peru. They are likely between 2,000 and 3,000 years old. The shape of the skulls are unbelievable. They have an extremely long cranium with large eye sockets. It is still a mystery of whether they were actually bound to create their unique shape. Skulls Unlimited has an elongated Peruvian female (reproduction) skull on sale. We were unable to find sites that sell real elongated skulls.
An Extremely Rare Find
The above image is a 19th century skull with sword-blade trauma. Although it currently belongs to a museum, it would be an extremely rare find. Just imagine getting your hands on this treasure.
Animal Skulls From Various Species
You won’t have an issue finding animal skulls for sale. The Bone Room is just one of many. eBay also has a selection of animals skulls. This includes alligators, coyotes and many more species. eBay even has a selection of primate skulls for sale. This includes a mix of real and replica skulls.
Dinosaur Skulls And Other Extinct Species
Of course, real and complete fossils of ancient species are not as easy to find as skulls. This is because it is quite difficult for a complete organism to fossilize. However, a near-complete (90% complete) skeleton of an Ice Age wooly mammoth was recently sold at an auction for over 200,000 dollars. The skeleton (between 30,000 and 50,000 years old) weighed around 6 tons and stood 18ft high, with a length of 11ft 6in. It took four people just to lift the skull and fix it to its body.
You can find a replica of a wooly mammoth skull at BoneClones.com. There are plenty of sites that sell replicas of dinosaur skulls. It is going to be more of a challenge to find the a real dinosaur skull. You may be able to find one at an auction or estate sale. You can also try contacting a museum.
Whether it is going to be a replica or pure genuine, we hope you will find the skull you have been looking for. We certainly provided a good number of useful links to a variety of online skull stores. You don’t have to spend a bunch of wasted time surfing through the Internet to find your skull.
If you are a collector of oddities, you probably have at least one skull displayed on your curiosity cabinet. Although there are a ton of websites that offer both animal and human skulls for sale, we did extensive research not only so you won’t have to, but also to ensure the websites are secure to make an online purchase. Now you will have plenty of options to find the best high-quality skulls.