However, reports said that Mary’s skull had shrunken so small it was comparable to a cup.
Complete burial of the body was not relevant to the shrinking head. According to Wilton M. Krogman, an anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania, the skull couldn’t shrink when exposed to extreme heat.
It would take fire burning at excess of 1000 degrees Celsius for at least two hours to turn human bones into ashes in a typical cremation process.
Mary’s skull should have exploded at that level of heat instead of shrinking, as the evidence showed.