Last modified on 07/01/2014, 02:54 PM
Besides skulls and human bones, there are numerous signs of civilized societies before ours, like tools, implements, and other fossilized objects. Some of these artifacts are so old that science can't believe it. So, courageously, scientists look somewhere else.
400 Million Years Hammer
"In 1844, sir David BrewsterThis well-known scottish physicist (1781-1868) founded the British Association for Science Progress, and made importantes discoveries in the optic field reported that a nail and a hammer has been discovered firmly sunk in a block of sandstone in the quarry of Kingoodie, at Mylnfield, Scotland. Dr. A. W. Medd, from the british centre for geolological research, informed us by mail in 1985, that this rock belonged to an "old inferior red sandstone" aged of 360 to 408 million years." (source)Cremo and Thompson, Forbidden Archeology Please note that the datation of this devonian sandstone, and so the hammer, corresponds exactly to the time when dinosaurs reign on Earth.
Did one of them lose it while repairing the house's roof?
To be truly honest, we must say this: petrification could be a lot quicker than we usually think. At Trôô, near Montoire-sur-le-Loir, visitors can see a petrifying cave. They can lay down a nail there, or other wooden or metallic objects, and those ones are changed into stone in a few months time, thanks to both an accurate temperature and a wet atmosphere, saturated with alkaline or limestone vapors. But as far as we know, that's not the case in Kingoodie.
"There is, in a museum's dusty background, a feldstpath block which was found in 1869 in Abbey's mine, near Treasure City, Nevada, USA. Big as a fist, this amazing stone contained a 2-inch long metallic screw.
We could disctinctly see its head and its regular body. Iron-made, it got oxydized, but the heavy stone surrounding it had preserved its delicate outline. The problem is, the feldspath was estimated 20 million years older than man; this disturbing proof was therefore sent to an academy in San Francisco, and science forgot it." (source)Cremo and Thompson, Forbidden Archeology
"Upstairs at the Smithsonian, secured away, is a piece of amber dated at over 10 million years old. It contains a microcircuitry board. My dad was asked to "figure out" what it could do. That's not possible without removing enough amber to get to the board itself - this they refused to do. The piece was boxed and stored ... saw it myself over 40 years ago!" (source)Rip Savage on Facebook
Forgotten By Science
Spielberg must have imagining the last scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark by reading those pages. In a museum's dusty background, we can see a warehouseman pushing a waggon. On his waggon, carefully nailed down in an anonymous crate, is the Alliance Ark, which will go mouldy among hundreds of similar crates, irredeemably lost and forgotten.