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8th April 2013, 20:51
I found these photos called The Acambaro Figurines. Here’s the interesting part. The figurines appear to represent dinosaurs and other extinct animals that existed before humans.

While the figures appeared to be of ancient origin, their depictions were quite controversial and began to attract attention among skeptics in the scientific community. The Acámbaro figures portrayed not only dinosaurs but also unknown animals as well as those that had long been extinct. The figures also included camels and other animals not known to the area, as well as depictions of faraway cultures. 

In 1972, carbon-14 analysis was made of various figures kept at the Museum of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. Laboratory tests showed that the objects were 5,000 years old. Four years beforehand at Isotopes Inc. in New Jersey, thermo-luminosity tests revealed that the approximate age was around 6,000 to 1,500 years old.

The archeologist and the regional director of the Acámbaro National Museum of Archeology enlisted various authorities to testify to the authenticity of the figures, including the paleontologist at the EUA Natural History Museum, naturalist Dr. Gaylord Simpson; Ivan T. Sanderson; and attorney/criminologist Erle Gardner.


Could these figurines indicate that humans once walked with dinosaurs? Or are they simply the fabrication of a gifted hoaxer? I don't see how if they were truely dated. I'll leave that decision to you guys.


Freed Fox
8th April 2013, 21:32
Don't know what to make of those, but here's another anachronism for your consideration;

The Antikythera Mechanism


The Antikythera mechanism, as it is now known, was originally housed in a wooden box about the size of a shoebox, with dials on the outside and a complex assembly of bronze gear wheels within. X-ray photographs of the fragments, in which around 30 separate gears can be distinguished, led the late Derek Price, a science historian at Yale University, to conclude that the device was an astronomical computer capable of predicting the positions of the sun and moon in the zodiac on any given date. A new analysis, though, suggests that the device was cleverer than Price thought, and reinforces the evidence for his theory of an ancient Greek tradition of complex mechanical technology.


The construction has been dated to the early 1st century BCE. Technological artifacts approaching its complexity and workmanship did not appear again until the 14th century AD, when mechanical astronomical clocks began to be built in Western Europe.

15th April 2013, 23:40
There is a carving at Angkor Wat of a triceratops. I was going to include the picture, but I'm not sure how -- I'm new here. If you google "angkor wat triceratops" you'll find it easily.

Freed Fox
16th April 2013, 20:08
Hi Vano,

There is a button above the text field which is used to insert images. First, either copy the URL of the original image or right-click the desired image and select "Copy Image Location". Next click the button (again, just above where you type the text of your message here on PA) which looks like this: http://projectavalon.net/forum4/images/editor/insertimage.png. That button is located on the row of buttons which starts with B I U . A dialogue box will appear. You should then be able to paste what you copied before into that field, select 'OK', and viola.

Hope that helps, welcome to Avalon. :)

16th April 2013, 20:18
Looks more like a cross between a Stegosaurus and Triceratops