They are believed to be more than 10,000 years old.
But the spiral, as it turns out, is composed of tiny hieroglyphics.
Ironically, what they found within seemed to be an archaic hammer of sorts.
Creationists, of course, were all over this, and creationist Carl Baugh latched on to the hammer in the eighties, even using it as the basis of speculation of how the atmospheric quality of a pre-flood earth could have encouraged the growth of giants.
The hammer’s head, made of more than 96% iron, is far more pure than anything nature could have achieved without an assist from technology.
It is only through a complete analysis such as this that we can begin to undestand the ancient Native Americans.
Every once in a while, archaeologists (and sometimes amateur archaeologists) make remarkable and bizarre discoveries.
The complexity and workmanship did not appear again in Europe until the development of mechanical astronomical clocks in the fourteenth century … Chi Pu Tei into the Baian-Kara-Ula in China made an astonishing discovery.
so how did the ancient Greeks, with basically no technology available, manage to build such a complex calculator? Nearby caves held traces of the ancient culture which once occupied them.
Pictures from here, copyright David Lines However, there is significant reason to question the initial dating — and just because the hammer was encased in old rocks doesn’t mean that it itself is as old as the rocks.
The only proposed explanation is that the highly soluble minerals in the ancient limestone may have formed a concretion around the object, thus making it seem that it is as old as the minerals themselves, but this has not been confirmed.
However, research wasn’t continued – or at least it wasn’t made public.
Discovered during the 1898 excavation of the Pa-di-Imen tomb in Saqqara, Egypt, the Saqqara bird is (as you could have guessed) a bird shaped artifact made from the wood of a sycamore tree.
According to Professor Michael Edmunds of Cardiff University, who led the team studying the mechanism:“This device is just extraordinary, the only thing of its kind.