Ten Prehistoric Artifacts and Sites in America
Ten Prehistoric Artifacts and Sites in America

In Beyond Science, Epoch Times explores research and accounts related to phenomena and theories that challenge our current knowledge. We delve into ideas that stimulate the imagination and open up new possibilities. Share your thoughts with us on these sometimes controversial topics in the comments section below.

The realm of prehistory remains largely untouched by the scientific community, yet sites and artifacts have emerged around the world, nullifying current history books and baffling academics everywhere. 

The numerous unexplained archaeological sites and artifacts remain a puzzling mystery to scientists but have too much hard evidence to dismiss. 

Discovering the unknown is an exciting prospect. In books, films, and stories around the world are children’s tales that are left behind as children enter into adolescence and that are forgotten in adulthood; however, our world remains full of mystery and captivating perplexities.

1) The Bell in the Coal

In 1944, a 10-year-old boy in West Virginia dropped a lump of coal onto the ground, and to his surprise a metal bell was revealed inside. The coal was bituminous, a 300-million-year-old coal reports Dr. John D. Morrid at the Institute for Creation Research. Upon further examination and analysis of the bell, it was discovered to be comprised of an unusual mix of metals, different from any known means of production today, or on record.

2) The London Hammer

A hammer, the exact function of which remains unknown, was found in a creek bed by two hikers in London, Texas, in 1936. According to Historic Mysters the hammer is six inches long, and an inch in diameter. The hammer’s handle was wood, and the headpiece was iron, part of which was encased in limestone upon its discovery. The rock strata was dated to be between 110 and 115 million years old, reports Glen J. Kuban at Paleo.cc. Though much debate has ensued about the origin and function of the hammer, the largest question is how the hammer became encased within the multimillion-year-old rock to begin with.

3) The Sailing Stones of California

Near Death Valley are the mysterious sailing stones of the Racetrack Playa, a dry lakebed. Stones leave tracks behind them for as far as 1,500 feet, according to the National Park Service; however, no one has ever seen them move. Many of the stones weigh several hundred pounds, and they leave their mysterious trails across the dry, flat ground. Though the movement of the stones is evident, how they move—or what moves them—continues to perplex scientists.

4) Mammoths in North America

Discovered in Vero Beach, Fla., on a 3-inch bone fragment was an etched drawing of a mammoth or mastodon. Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Institute dated the drawing to be 13,000 years old. The artifact is the oldest ice age art depicting an animal with a trunk. Mammoths were not originally believed to have been in North America during this time.

5) The Footprint and the Trilobite

In June of 1968, an amateur fossil collector made the discovery of a lifetime, stirring ripples across the scientific community. A mere 43 miles west of Delta, Utah, is a fossilized footprint stepping on a trilobite, an extinct marine arthropod. The foot—wearing size 13 shoes—stepped on a living trilobite that was 10 1/4 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide, according to The Unexplained Net, and Books Fact. Trilobites are known to have gone extinct around 280 million years ago, and according to the current scientific human timeline, the existence of humans, let alone ones who wore shoes, would not have existed in that remote age. The age of the fossil is estimated to range between 200 and 600 million years.

6) Pyramids All Over America

Pyramids are most commonly associated with Egypt and South America but not usually North America; however, several pyramids have been discovered in multiple states. One site: Pyramidsinamerica.com documents several of these sites in great detail,and the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site documents, and preserves perhaps most recognized, mound is near St. Lewis, Ill., and was aptly named Monks Mound by Trappist Monks who lived nearby. Monks Mound is 92.8 feet high and has four terrace levels. Although its top is flat, the shape of its side resembles that of pyramids in Egypt and South America as well as in China. Just who built the pyramids, and their exact ages, remains unknown.

7) Mystery Hill

Also known as America’s Stonehenge and dated as far back as 1,000 B.C., Mystery Hill is located 40 miles north of Boston, Mass., and 25 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The site is the oldest megalithic ruins in the United States, spanning across 30 acres of hillside with a chaotic maze of tunnels that run through the site. According to Unmuseum, the caves and buildings that have astronomical significance with the summer solstice have also been discovered. A large sacrificial stone and an oracle chamber suggest that rituals were a part of whatever civilization was responsible for its construction.

8) The Tower at Newport

Located in the middle of a resort in Newport, R.I., stands a 28-foot-tall, 24-foot-wide stone tower, according to the Newport Tower Museum. The tower’s architect remains unknown and has been the topic of many debates—theories of the architect’s origin range from Vikings to Chinese. Despite the excitement it generates in the scientific community, most passers-by are unaware of the mystery that surrounds the tower.

9) Piri Reis Map

The Piri Reis map was commissioned by Turkish Admiral Piri Ibn Haji in 1513 and was later found by a retired U.S. Navy captain who made a hobby out of collecting old maps. The map has several strange and unexplained features, including a full and accurate outline of South America, despite Columbus having discovered the New World only 21 years earlier. Perhaps the most fascinating feature of the map is its clear mapping of the Queen Maud Land coastline, off the Antarctic coast. The Queen Maud Land coastline does not exist in records until 1820, when seismographic technology was used to map it, according to Steve Dutch, a professor at the University of Wisconsin. The coastline is completely under a sheet of ice, as it was in 1513. How both the South American and Antarctic coastlines were successfully mapped and recorded at that time remains a mystery to this day.

10) Graves of Giants

In biblical text they were called Nephilim. Journals of sailors and explorers have reported numerous accounts of them, and today many of the remains found around the world match the description of a giant humanoid. In several places around the United States, mass graves of these giant bones have been discovered. One such grave was reported in Augusta, Ky., according to internet archives in 1921 when several skeletons were unearthed between the mouths of the Locust and Bracken creeks. Some of the skeletons were as large as two-story houses, and all of the bones were petrified—an odd occurrence, in addition to the fact that they could stand over 18 feet tall. Little recognition has emerged from the scientific community of this discovery, despite thousands of giant skeletons being unearthed around the world. Today the graves of giants continue to bewilder many archaeologists, scientists, and historians.

  • hp b

    When the 49ers went dig crazy in California they dug up anomalies by the bushel full. These were almost to a item spirited away and hidden.

    (mum’s the word)

    Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race

  • Sueychop

    The Smithsonian collected and destroyed (or hid away) many giant human skeletons.

  • krinks

    The Bible is true and modern “science” is faith based to push godless evolution. Evolution is important because once a people accept it they worship gov’t. Once they worship gov’t they will readily push each other into ovens upon command. A little known fact of history is that the brain washing given to prisoners during the Korean War was resisted by one class of people. That is Christians.
    Talk to a proponent of evolution and you’ll get it. They are violently opposed to God and yet readily accept the ridiculous. Ask them to prove evolution and they will give you something like Finches adapted and grew shorter beaks. A bird before, during, and after. How this proves their ancestors were rocks that were rained on they get upset at the very suggestion of.

    • Dishes

      While I don’t subscribe to the christian belief of God or Jesus, I fully
      respect your right to do so. If anyone has ever told you to stop
      believing what you believe in then they’re trying to force you into
      their way of thinking. They’re removing your free will, and not allowing
      you to be yourself. Christians should be free to believe in what ever
      they want, just like Atheists should be free to believe the same. The
      problem arises when one begins to think they know better than the other
      and tries to force them to conform to their ideals.

      In my
      opinion, Evolution makes more sense than the Christian ideologies of
      human creation, but again that is only my personal belief. I have no
      idea if I’m right or wrong, and honestly, I hope I am wrong even if it
      means my own eternal damnation. I simply don’t have the faith to believe
      in God. I could lie and pretend I believe in everything Christianity
      teaches, but I think that if there is a God then he would prefer me to
      be truthful to myself and my own belief system rather than feigning
      worship for someone (or something depending on how you view God) who I’m
      not sure exists.

      While I’m sure being true to myself wouldn’t
      earn me a place in heaven should it happen that he does exist, it’s
      going to be enough to help me get through my life. I do my best to be a
      good person because I want the people around me to be good people. Not
      because of the promise of an afterlife or eternal bliss. I do it because
      its the right thing to do as a human being. I’m sure God would
      recognize that I’m doing my best for everyone that I can, but I just
      cant force myself to believe in something such as an omnipotent creator.
      if being who I am is a sin against who ever God may be, then I accept
      the consequences of my actions and will accept my fate.

      My point
      in writing this reply is to show you that not all Atheist’s are the
      violent, angry people that some unfortunately come off as. Just as I
      know that there are Christians, and people of other religious factions,
      that are not the “ignorant sheep” that those previously mentioned angry
      atheists like to think they are.

      But that’s just my two cents. I hope you understand where I’m coming from and can appreciate what I’m trying to say.

  • csaaphill

    Yep! and the book of Daniele tells us all Gov’s are to be destroyed, so might want to get used to it!

  • bigtoe1111

    any time something is found, they make some sort of a park around the area. research the chatata wall in bradley county tennessee. there is a park on the area now. red clay state park also. many more to mention.

  • chenelope

    All right. Show’s over. The theory of evolution’s on the scrap heap now. Nothing to see here folks. Everyone go home and get back to the drawing board. Try and figure out what the hell is going on, and how come we’ve been lied to for all these years. People say that Americans are a cultureless people, and everyone’s desperate to figure out what percentage Puerto Rican or Scotch-Irish they are. I mean, come on! You’ve got a hundred million year old bell and bones of 6 metre humans. Time to start looking into this culture and history

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