The world is millions of years old, so it makes sense that there are so many things that we don’t know about. Small and large objects alike are being found all over the world with little to no background. As scientists try and figure out their histories, more and more interesting findings are made! Sometimes they crack the code, and sometimes the mystery stays a part of the history forever.
Stone Spheres in Costa Rica
in the Diquis Delta of Southern Costa Rica, giant stone spheres are scattered about. These stone objects were created by a Pre-Colombian civilization. They are made out of gabbro, which is a rock that forms from molten magma. Using other small stones as tools, the artisans crafted these stones to the best of their expertise and left them as monuments for their civilization. Others speculate that the spheres were used for astronomical reasons and in a directional sense. These spheres also have a very mysterious story behind them. The Chibchan peoples used to live and thrive in Costa Rica and other parts of Central America, but they vanished during the Spanish conquest. Because of that, no one really knows why the spheres are here!
This object was found in a sunken Greek cargo shop that was at least 2,000 years old. The artifact has interlocking gears and mysterious characters etched all over the faces. Many used to think it was a navigational astrolabe, but experts found many uses for it. They believe, for the most part, that it was actually some sort of calendar. This device is completely ahead of its time, looking and feeling much more intricate than all other artifacts found in that time period.
The Ata Skeleton
This bizarre little creature was found in a Chilean Desert in 2003. It had DNA but was untraceable as to what it was. The body is tiny, with less ribs than a human and a long head. Most experts say this is a premature fetus with some form of dwarfism, but that can’t be proven as no dwarfism gene was found.