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Peru: archeologists uncover unusual object buried in ancient ruins
By Manuel Vigo
January 18, 2013
Archeologists working the Trujillo, La Libertad, have uncovered an unusual metallic object buried in the city of Chan Chan.
The piece, which is slightly tapered at the ends, and wide in the middle, has silver inlays in it, state news agency Andina reported.
According to Colin Thomas, an archeological specialist from Yale University, the object likely belonged to a high-ranking member of the group, and was used as a lethal tool during human sacrifices.
The object Andina said, was found by archeologists Liliana Calipuy and José Armas, last August.
Initially researchers believed the piece could have been made from iridium, a very hard, yet brittle, silvery-white metal.
Tests eventually revealed that the object was made form an alloy, made from 90 percent lead, and 10 percent iron, copper and zinc, coated with a pigment made from calcium, potassium, and sulfur.
According to Alfredo Narvaez, the discovery has lead to new hypothesis regarding metals in the Andean region.
"It was originally believed that lead was a material brought by the Spaniards, for use in ammunition, however, the metal already existed in the country and therein lies the importance of this find," he said to Andina.
"I do not think there are many sources of lead in the coasts,” he added.
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Total coments: 4
Commented By: Dustmop
On: January 24, 2013. 1:18 pm
Why can't we get nice photos like this one of the so-called "ancestor stones" recently discovered? I am losing faith.
Commented By: Mrs. Noah Fence, M.Ed., Behavior Disorders
On: January 22, 2013. 3:18 pm
Ditto to both comments. Tired of the brainwashing when the proof's in the pudding that ancient civilizations had advanced knowledge and used it well, with no extraterrestials at all. Been reading interesting archaeology theories that are waiting for further evidence to be proven, but some archaeologists believe that the Jaradites ("Brother of Jared" in the Bible) ended up in Peru, basing it on the artifacts found in Peru completely matching the artifacts found in Central America, where the civilizations there were fighting each other until total extinction in Central America, but evidence that not all of them bought into the war brainwashing, got on a boat, and headed south, until arriving in Peru. Some speculation that the tribes in the Amazon who refuse human interaction outside of their tribe is part of those ancient civilizations, too. Gives food for thought that's different from what we're spoon-fed by those who are either totally guessing and/or have another agenda. Putting those stones together, without any gaps/spaces as we have nowdays, should be proof enough that the ancients had more going for them than what we like to boast about in our immoral, corrupt society! The "cycle" starts out with advanced knowledge, and then goes down hill after immorality and corruption are introduced/accepted, with the last step of the cycle being that civilization is wiped out, just like the Moche civilization, etc. Would be nice if Peru could avoid that same cycle the rest of the world's going through again!
Commented By: Jason W. Smith, Ph.D.
On: January 22, 2013. 11:01 am
Charlatans and Poppycock There certainly is a reason why no respectable archaeologist or university gives any credence at all to the nonsense about spacemen bringing culture to the world some six thousand years ago. That is because there is not a single shred of evidence to support this hypothesis. There is on the other hand a mountain of evidence to support the theory of sociocultural evolution from lower to higher stages of society. I explore some of this in my book Archaeology and Primitive Communism, Karl Marx second magnum opus available at Kindle Books www.amazon.com. However you don’t have to be a Marxist to be part of the 100 percent majority of archaeologists that reject charlatans like Von Daniken and Sitchen. Von Daniken got his Chariots of the Gods together while serving a stretch for fraud in Austria. Sitchen charges $5000 a day to the suckers that go to his seminars in Los Angeles. It is sad to see such nonsense as this still coming up from time to time but political reactionaries will be with us for a long time and so will their anti-people anti-science agenda.
Commented By: Dale Hemme
On: January 22, 2013. 10:27 am
Chan Chan was and still is huge. Their trade and influence was big to say the least. The fact they had such complex metal alloys should at some point make some ask the question, Is man progressing or regressing? Did the ancients have a superior knowledge given them from extraterrestrial that has been locked away from the present non-ruling class? Is there any reason questions like this never see the light of day at all the evolutionary based universities and school systems? No one seems to think in university much less ask penetrating questions against the diseased religion of evolution. If we can not build a Machu Picchu or great pyramids today then why do we insist we are more advanced than they? Does having international criminal banker creating fiat money backed by nothing but worthless fraudulent derivatives put us on top? I'm going to answer no to that one. There has never been age old wisdom come out of a board room, just higher levels of greed, corruption and new schemes of externalization ( evading responsibility for corporate activity). Can we just scrap our system of brainwashing (education) and open the vaults to the protected technologies that have been kept hidden for the sake of the elite's power base? Or shall we be content to continue to drink our sodium fluoride laced water from our caring masters? Bertrand Russell would be proud how far his chemical lobotomies have come. Perhaps the newfound artifact from Chan Chan can get us to ask a few more questions and if so it is about time. The elite thrive on your ignorance. Deprive them of that luxury. Regards.
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