Every once in a while archaeologists (and sometimes regular Joes) make some remarkable discoveries. Stunned, they are often unable to explain what it is they’ve found, how it came into existence, or ascertain its value. This is one such artifact; one that many believe should have never existed given the discerned age/period of their creation.
In June 1936, Mr. and Mrs. Max Hahn were on a walk when they noticed a rock with wood protruding from its core. They decided to take the oddity home and later cracked it open with a hammer and a chisel. Ironically, what they found within seemed to be an archaic hammer of sorts.
A team of archaeologists checked it, and as it turns out, the rock encasing the hammer was dated back more than 400 million years. The hammer’s head, made of more than 96% iron, is far more pure than anything nature could have achieved without an assist from modern technology.
Radiometric dating is usually seen as the most convincing argument for evolutionary ages, but we must be missing something in our use of radioactive elements to arrive at ages. We know that humans didn’t live millions of years ago and we suspect this hammer was used by a human being, therefore the dating method must be wrong.