A 6,000-year-old amulet found in Baluchistan, Pakistan reveals that the ancients were able to use advanced metallurgy – a technology still used by NASA today to duplicate metal objects.
The evidence supporting this claim can be found in the journal Nature,
“The coexistence of two hitherto indistinguishable non-stoichiometric cuprous oxide phases is revealed in a 6,000-year-old amulet from Mehrgarh (Baluchistan, Pakistan), identified as the oldest known artefact made by lost-wax casting and providing a better understanding of this fundamental invention,” says the journal.
The amulet is a six-spoked wheel which was cast all at once. The spokes were clearly pressed on each other at the center of the wheel until a junction was obtained by superposition; the base of each spoke was attached to the support ring using the same technique.
The researchers that found the amulet explain,
“Only a wax-type material, that is, easily malleable and fusible, could have been used to build the corresponding models. This wheel-shaped amulet cannot result from casting in a permanent mould: this shape could not have been withdrawn without breaking the mould, as no plane intercepts jointly the equatorial symmetry planes of the support ring and of the spokes without inducing an undercut. The artefact was therefore cast using a lost-wax process.”
Outdated science has claimed that civilization is only about six thousand years old, with modern humans being around for about 200,000 years, but that is hardly possible if advanced technologies like wax-casting metallurgy were being used 6,000 years ago.
‘Forbidden history’ and ‘forbidden’ archeology suggest that humans are more like millions or even billions of years old. A 290-million-year-old human footprint already has researchers confused, but even more confounding human history is still being revealed.
It has been presumed that humanity first met metals and realized their useful properties during the era of the primary world colonization outside Africa, about 40 thousand years ago, and that the ability to use metals to make tools and the secrets of their smelting appeared much later, during the so-called Chalcolithic copper-stone age, which began approximately 7-5 thousand years ago.
Evidence of advanced building techniques and technologies used by humans, or possibly extra-terrestrial humanoids, however, are much older.
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