The Kingoodie Hammer (The London Hammer) The Kingoodie artifact is an object with the characteristics of a corroded iron nail found in a block of sandstone in 1844 in the Kingoodie Quarry in Kingoodie, Scotland. David Brewster reported to the British Association that the nail was found when a rough block of stone was being prepared for dressing. The nail was discovered when the overlying clay was cleared from the stone, with half an inch (12.5 mm) of the nail projecting into the clay and the r
Chess Piece in the Form of Knight Date: ca. 1250 Geography: Made in probably London, England Culture: British Medium: Walrus ivory Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/16 x 2 9/16 x 1 3/8 in. (7.8 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm) Accession Number: 17.190.231 Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Burgess Shale in British Columbia contains very old (~550 million years ago), very rare fossils of very early organisms. This is Haplophrentis. The function of the pair of short spines is unknown but the creature was tiny, just a few centimeters in length (hint 2.5 cm = 1 inch, more or less).
Waldealgesheim, Germany. About 320 BC This flagon had been a heirloom before placing in the grave. Its surface were decorated in a somewhat earlier style. The zone consisting of regular arrangements of individual motifs were characteristic of this early style. Kunst der Kelten, Historisches Museum Bern. Art of the Celts, Historic Museum of Bern.
Humans were not around 65 million years ago, never mind people who could work metal. So how does science explain metallic tubes dug out of 65-million-year-old Cretaceous chalk in France? In 1885 a block of coal was broken open to find a metal cube obviously worked by intelligent hands. In 1912 employees at an electric plant broke apart a large chunk of coal out of which fell an iron pot! A nail was found embedded in a sandstone block from the Mesozoic Era. And there are many more such anomalies.