Periodically I go checking out the "Ancient Gods From Outer Space" sites to see if I can get any leads. This time around I found a site with deformed skulls from an ancient Peruvian graveyard, with reconstructions, and implying these people were halfbreed aliens that formed a "Blonde Inca"upper class, as shown by the prevalence of red hair on the mummies. To some extent this is known to be due to a postmorten chemical leaching of the pigment and it occurs in unrelated mummies the world over, so that I should think the people in life were darker than these reconstructions. I did think they were interesting enough to add here, partly because I rarely imagine deformed heads with bleached hair on top. The site is:
There is some sort of an assumption going around that the skulls are naturally that way and that they must be alien hybrids. They are not. The skulls are artificially deformed that way in infancy, usually by binding the baby's head with bandages so that it will grow into the desired shape: sonetimes the infant's head is tied to a board, ot between a board in front and in back. Ignatius Donnelly recognised it as one of the highly peculiar traits that keep turning up in areas once under the Atlantean cultural influence, together with building pyramids, mummification, ear and lip plugs, tattooing, sun and serpent cults, erecting stone pillars, use of swastikas (still important in Buddhism and in Native American designs, not only associated with Nazis), the circle-cross representing the Garden of Eden and Deluge stories; and practice of the couvade , a ritual in which the father takes to the bed with the baby while the mother gets up and goes about her business. And there seems to be really no other reason why these cultural traits should occur together in a package on both sides of the Atlantic. Louis Spence added Witchcraft-cults which we should recognise as Shamanism with a tendancy to ritual use of Hallucinogenic drugs.
(In the Egerton Sykes edited edition of Atlantis: the Antediluvian World, 1949, these matters are discussed in chapters 19 and 20, and defining the cultural package this way is more useful than saying "Atlantis was the source of the Indo-European and Afroasiatic language families--Possibly the Ural-Altaic languages, too-- and all of the cultures derived from them." That makes the problem much too diffuse and much too large to deal with)
The trait of artificially deforming the head does seem to be meant as a mark of Aristocratic distinction. The Sykes edition also meantions that in Peru the shape of the head was thought to resemble a volcano (p. 288)
Spence identifies the last wave out of Atlantis as the source of the Mesolithic/Early-Neolithic rock-artists of Iberia and the Sahara, the Azilians, Tardenosians and Capsians (Ibero-Marusans), which might even have some direct connection to the early Peruvians (the same sort of rock art is found scattered over the Americas and is also found in the Near East associated with the early Neolithic settlements: resemblances can be seen in the wall-paintings at Catal Huyuk) It is easy to imagine that the Saharan Ladies shown below could be related to the ones reconstructed from their "Conehead" skulls above. They also show a style sense similar to the Minoans.
Allowing that the Atlanteans were analogous to the ancient Peruvians and the Incan Empire at the time of the Conquistadores, it also seems that their military arrangement and social organization was also similar. The Atlanteans evidently also relied more on bows and arrows but also had similar battleaxes and maces; and they seem to have had horses which died out in the New World as part of the Mass Extinction event. ("Chariots" might well be a mistranslation in Plato-"Triremes" is almost certainly a mistranslation also. Solon would not have written "Triremes" because they did not exist as yet in his times.)
The ruler of Atlantis would have been a Sun-king, Son of the Son or Pharaoh such as in Peru or Egypt, as Donnelly states. And that much is readily inferrable from Egypt. Furthermore, the state was a sort of Socialism with the ruler responsible for gathering up and reapportioning the resources of the land. For that reason the very elaborate rules Plato states for a section of Atlantean territory being responsible for an exact fraction of the military's supplies rings true-although the exact figures might not have been transmitted correctly over several thousand years in between.