weird archaeology


There are many remarkable ancient artifacts that could re-write history as we know it. These artifacts are highly controversial. We are constantly finding new artifacts that defy our current understanding of history. Among the many jewels, mens wedding bands, pottery and weapons found we find items that can confuse even the most experienced archaeologists. According to orthodox science such objects shouldn’t exist, but they do and that is a fact that cannot be denied. Above are some of the most extraordinary artifacts discovered world-wide. 

Are these artifacts proof of ancient astronauts visiting our planet, or are they remenants left over from a previous civilization that inhabited earth before us ?

The Antikythera mechanism was discovered in the 1900’s during a recovery from a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera. The metal device consists of 37 different types of gears and is so complex that many consider it the first analog computer made by man. The device is a complex clockwork mechanism composed of at least 30 meshing bronze gears. Its remains were found as 82 separate fragments, of which only seven contain any gears or significant inscriptions. The largest gear is approximately 140 mm in diameter and originally had 223 teeth. After the knowledge of this technology was lost technological artifacts approaching its complexity and workmanship did not appear again in Europe until the development of mechanical astronomical clocks in the fourteenth century

After decades of research, scientists were able to determine that the device actually shows the positions of the sun, moon and planets as they move through the zodiac. It predicts the solar and lunar eclipses and other key events still marked like the Pan-Hellenic games. Researchers and historians have long debated when the device was built and by whom. Given its complexity, some experts believe that the Antikythera mechanism could have been influenced by an adanced intelligence. 

The new study revealed that the device predicted a solar eclipse that occurred on May 12, 205 BC, suggesting that the device originated in 205 BC or is even older. Researchers had previously dated the mechanism to around 100-150 BC based on radiocarbon dating and analysis of letters inscribed on the device.

the truth is all around us  

Archaeology is a Very Weird Job ™ and here is a List of Actual Things i have said /heard in the last 2 months:

  • “have you ever tried to systematically take 2000 photos of a tiny underground room?”
  • “so i might have a bat problem”
  • “i hope the monkeys don’t shit on my lona today”
  • “you didn’t tell me i was sitting under an avocado tree all this time?!?”
  • “maybe your skeleton and my skeleton can talk about how different their lives were in the same box?”
  • “guys, i’m telling you that if we didn’t have coffee the renaissance would never have happened”
  • “this is EXACTLY why i don’t work for fedex”
  • “you can come inside but if you move my balls i’ll kill you”
  • “well this guy is certainly too big to fit in this hole”
  • “who the FUCK decided to bury someone in a pot??”
  • “real talk tho jared diamond can KISS MY ASS”
  • “im at least 86% sure that we only developed agriculture because we invented beer”
  • “i cant believe i decided to pursue a career where i have to figure out the difference between rocks and Special Rocks like what kind of fucked up person does that to themselves”

The Lanzhou screw is a mysterious object discovered in recent years that seems to challenge mainstream archaeology and history. It was discovered in 2002, and has since then, generated great amount of attention among researchers. The most mysterious part of this object is that, within a piece of rock, a metal screw was discovered. The mysterious pear-shaped stone is about 6×8 cm and weighs around 466 grams. But it is not a common rock and the metal shaped screw inside just adds to the mystery of a rock, that according to researchers is around 300 million years old.

The mysterious black rock has geologists scratching their head. Tests have failed to show the exact composition of the mysterious rock, researchers that include geologists and physicists from the National Land Resources Bureau of Gansu Province, Colored Metal Survey Bureau of Gansu Province, the Institute of Geology and Minerals Research of China Academy, Lanzhou Branch, and the School of Resources and Environment of Lanzhou College, are unsure of the origin of the artifact and point out that at this time, all theories are possible.

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Are you healthy, between the age of 18-50 years, and have NOT experienced any shoulder injury or pain in the last two years?

You are invited to participate in a biomechanical study at the University of Sydney Cumberland Campus aimed at investigating shoulder muscle activity during stone tool manufacture. You’ll be required to perform a simple tool manufacture task (training provided) while fine-wire and surface EMG electrodes monitor muscle activity. Participants will be paid $50 cash for their involvement in the study.

I was thinking maybe archaeology or anthropology students in the Sydney area might be interested participating. Especially if you happen to have experience with stone knapping. 

If you’re interested, please contact me (Elen Feuerriegel) either via tumblr or using the details in the image. I’ll give you the information sheet to look over and answer any questions you might have.

Reblogs are appreciated!

The ethical aspects of this study have been approved by the ANU HREC (protocol no. 2014/321).