Well, here we are again dating something back many millions of years. As we read back over our blog posts we have the same feeling of unbelief at the very dates we have demonstrated. Oh yes, they have been demonstrated and they keep getting older and older.
Why are they so very old? They are so very old because new scientific discoveries have provided researchers with new tools to study the past. One of the most important of these tools is plate tectonics, the study of the movement of the Earth’s continental plates. Oh, for those of you who don’t know the continents do move. This is scientific fact.
Well, in addition to plate tectonics, paleontologists who study dinosaurs have recently discovered that dinosaurs only gained their great size in the last 20 million years of their existence, between 86 million to 66 million years ago. Before that time, dinosaurs were about the size of human beings today. (Scientific American May 2015) Now, with this new information we can re-examine the Ica Stones again.
Before we do this let us review what the Ica Stones are. They are engraved stones found near the town of Ica in Peru. These stones were originally discovered by a medical doctor Javier Caberra and kept in a small private museum in Ica. These engraved stones have images of dinosaurs, strange animal life, and what look like humans beings – doctor Caberra called them “proto-humans”.
So, how do we get such an old date for the Ica Stones? Well, when you examine the Ica Stones closely, you notice that they appear to depict small dinosaurs. In fact, even the images of the “proto-humans” shown illustrate these beings as smaller than we are now. For all this to be an accurate depiction of reality it would have to show images from a time at least 86 million years ago.
Now, let us not get excited. Although the images may indeed represent scenes that are that old, the Ica Stones, themselves, could have been copied and recopied. It is the images that represent creatures that are at least 86 million years old.