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Real Ancient Technology Found In Peru

Hits: 11918 | Rating: (2.3) | Category: Weird | Added by: Phanthom_
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liabach
Male, 40-49, Western US
 630 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 11:41:07 AM
look, a highly developed culture would have to create a drainage system for all those sacrifices

skapotato312
Male, 18-29, Western US
 5 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2012 11:00:05 AM
<3 dolemite

EVILLECUTTER
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 207 Posts
Monday, June 18, 2012 11:15:46 AM
wow someone invented a drill and a chisel good job dead people

dolemite
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 27 Posts
Monday, June 18, 2012 6:47:54 AM
It was clearly cut by Occam's Razor.

razbitom
Male, 40-49, Australia
 799 Posts
Monday, June 18, 2012 3:03:01 AM
steam channels.
probably used to open huge brass, golden or stone doors on a temple "by the breath of the gods".

steam power has come and gone a great many times over the millenia and has oft been used to power immense machines or as a means towards some form of trickery.

Rheaonon
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 366 Posts
Monday, June 18, 2012 2:52:23 AM
maybe the holes were there to move water, not a sewer system necessarily, but somewhat like an irrigation setup or even from home to home. Just a possibility.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 3702 Posts
Sunday, June 17, 2012 11:32:18 AM
The technology existed, it was was widespread, it was simple in principle and we know how it worked. The Incans seem to have been very good at it, which is mildly interesting but nothing more.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Sunday, June 17, 2012 11:10:38 AM
1450 would be before the introduction of European technology.


You're joking, right?

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Sunday, June 17, 2012 11:07:02 AM
[quote">Tried to put a link here for demo , unfortunately any word longer than 14 characters will not be accepted , therefore "ancient egyptian hole drilling" will have to do[/quote">

You can insert a link with an URL longer than 14 chracters by clicking on the 'Link' button next to the editing window.

Video showing ancient Egyptian drilling

mvangild
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 528 Posts
Sunday, June 17, 2012 10:11:59 AM
And, once again, some of you I-A-B'ers are missing the point. Making holes in rocks isn't new or interesting. Making stone walls isn't new or interesting. What is interesting is the accuracy to which these blocks were manufactured in order to ensure that they fit so close together, you cannot insert a knife blade. Incan Architecture Here is described a scribing and coping method for fitting stones together. While likely, scribing and coping usually results in a less than ideal fit. Anyone who's put up drywall or put in flooring can tell you that. And the Incans were doing that with stone with near perfect results? As for the holes, we are working under the assumption that a rod is put in after the stone is placed in order to increase the wall's strength. If that is the case, the holes must be placed accurately, repeatably, and the diameter must be the same rega

mvangild
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 528 Posts
Sunday, June 17, 2012 9:34:18 AM
@bdowner, there's a button on the right that says "link". Use that.

bdowner60
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 380 Posts
Sunday, June 17, 2012 7:17:25 AM
The Egyptians did the same thing , slow process , but works well. Tried to put a link here for demo , unfortunately any word longer than 14 characters will not be accepted , therefore "ancient egyptian hole drilling" will have to do

PierreJeanFR
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1336 Posts
Sunday, June 17, 2012 6:44:34 AM
ancient liquid house cooling system?

ForSquirel
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1401 Posts
Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:59:10 AM
wow.. who doesn't know what a Lego is these days?

robosnitz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Sunday, June 17, 2012 4:31:09 AM
Been to Peru twice. Callahuanca is gorgeous.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 21924 Posts
Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:24:23 AM
I'm off to summon Cthulhu.


@DavyMid FINALLY puts those science degrees to good use!
Oh wait... aAAAHHHHH!!!

@LazyMe: The whole CITY is built with those kind of rocks! Not neccessarily the 'smooth-hole' one but the rest of them were all over the place in the video! Unless someone faked the whole city... in 1600...

@Angilion is correct (as usual) NO carbon dating for rocks! If there were some plant matter stuck to it MAYBE... but it wouldn't be considered proof of age.

And anything "pre-Columbian" is considered "primative" for some reason, like those Spaniards were "civilized" or something, eh?

TKD_Master
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 4827 Posts
Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:05:47 AM
It looks like a locking door. like a bank vault door, where rods slide into the wall.

Orpheon
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 70 Posts
Sunday, June 17, 2012 1:25:09 AM
I don't wish to be mean but I just have to say, stupid people will always underestimate what smart people are capable of, no matter what time period they come from. They get it set in their heads that because they can't do something, no one can. It's like they are willfully trying to deny that people smarter than them exist(ed).

thatjimguy
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 443 Posts
Saturday, June 16, 2012 10:52:26 PM
Ancient Whack a Mole!

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 11783 Posts
Saturday, June 16, 2012 10:25:21 PM
drat this debate. I'm off to summon Cthulhu.

lawndartsftw
Male, 40-49, Canada
 1815 Posts
Saturday, June 16, 2012 10:13:25 PM
So, should I be wearing a tinfoil hat when I come on I-A-B ??

pfkdxius
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 315 Posts
Saturday, June 16, 2012 10:00:35 PM
1450 would be before the introduction of European technology.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Saturday, June 16, 2012 9:26:39 PM
Several people seem to be describing ~1450 as "ancient".

~1450 is recent!

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Saturday, June 16, 2012 9:26:33 PM
Say it with me... hoax.

... a poor one at that.

... it looks like these blocks were taken straight from a movie set... or modern construction site.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Saturday, June 16, 2012 9:19:31 PM
what if someone drilled a new hole in an old rock?
the carbon dating of the rock would indicate ancient origins but the tech would still be new tech



Your point is solid but your arguments in favour of it aren't:

1) You can't usually carbon date rock. Carbon dating only works for organic material that was alive relatively recently (theoretically ~50,000 years but almost always very much less in practice).

2) Dating a rock (which can be done with different methods) will usually tell you when the rock was formed, if it's done right. It won't tell you when it was worked, so the results will usually run into millons, even billions, of years.

But I agree with your point. It's hard to date when stone was worked at the best of times, so it's certainly possible for someone to deliberately obscure the dating by reworking it.

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