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Artificial cranial deformation, or head binding, is a practice carried out by cultures all over the world, and throughout time. Dr. Robert Martin talked to us about how the tradition was implemented by figures of high status in Ancient Egypt.
Read more about Dr. Martin's work and research here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/how-we-do-it
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E: We're here back in the human evolution lab with Dr. Robert Martin who's Curator Emeritus of human evolution here at the Field Museum, and today we're gonna be talking about artificial head binding in ancient Egypt.  So, uh, Bob, can you start by telling us a little bit about what artificial head binding is?

B: Yes, you know, there are various cultural developments, for example, binding feet in China.