History Mysteries > Out-of-Place Artifacts

Out-of-Place Artifacts

Background

Bat Creek Tablet

Bat Creek Tablet - Bat Creek Tablet Inscription Lithography (1890)

Klerksdorp Spheres

London Hammer

The London Hammer appears to be an out of place artifact but instead has a very simple explanation. It is an 1800's hammer that appears encased in rock that was formed 65 million years ago. However, since science cannot date the rock we cannot tell when this rock formed around this hammer. This could have happened for any number of reasons that caused the rock to form around the hammer.

London Hammer - London Hammer Artifact

Some try to take this as evidence of a sophisticated many living many dozens of millions of years ago which just does not seem plausible. Click here to learn more about the London Hammer and the natural geological processes that could have caused this mysterious artifact.

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