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Strangest OOPART yet...just discovered.

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So apparently at an archeological dig, the scientists were removing the dirt encrusted around a 400 year old tomb that had been undisturbed, and found embedded in it....a tiny WATCH.

Ananova Article

I would of course assume that the tomb was not as undisturbed as previously thought. However, until further investigation, this is definitely an out of place artifact. :D

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I dunno' 400 years really isn't that old. :hmm:

Clock making really flourished between the 15th and 16th century.

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I dunno' 400 years really isn't that old. :hmm:

Clock making really flourished between the 15th and 16th century.

A mini watch-ring? Im not sure they had the tech or tools to make something that small 400 years ago. Did you see the picture?

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If memory serves this sort of watch was popular back in the mid-'80's.

It looks unnaturally small though. It would be nice if it can be fully identified.

The hour hand is out of position which implies it has been disassembled at some point and improperly reassembled.

I lean toward believing it's a hoax and one of the workers just found it in a junk heap and transplanted it.

But then it would be nice to have a little more evidence.

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How is this an out of place artifact?

There's no question at all that the site was contaminated. We all know where the watch came from. It's a simple matter to find out when it was made.

So, what is the mystery?

It's waaay obvious that the watch was left at the site at some earlier time. How could anyone question this and why is it on the board at all as a "mystery?"

Harte

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it is sure to be planted in there by one of the archaeological team!!

Welcome back Sundog! long time!

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Um.. Guys? Whats is an OOPART?

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Um.. Guys? Whats is an OOPART?

I thought you knew what Google was.

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So apparently at an archeological dig, the scientists were removing the dirt encrusted around a 400 year old tomb that had been undisturbed, and found embedded in it....a tiny WATCH.

Ananova Article

I would of course assume that the tomb was not as undisturbed as previously thought. However, until further investigation, this is definitely an out of place artifact. :D

Awww, c'mon, Sun: Ananova? Seriously? If you'll buy their load, I got this bridge, see, this real swell bridge right down from my building: goes right over the East River, Pretty as a Eastern European porn star. You could make a fortune on the tolls alone. And I can get it for you cheap at half the price...

:lol:

--Jaylemurph

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I thought you knew what Google was.

Hi Moonie2012...i knew it was a stupid question, i shouldn't have ask. yep, google. It means Out Of Place Artifact... But that doesn't make sense, not to me atleast... I mean, how can an artifact be out of place??

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Hi Moonie2012...i knew it was a stupid question, i shouldn't have ask. yep, google. It means Out Of Place Artifact... But that doesn't make sense, not to me atleast... I mean, how can an artifact be out of place??

It refers to a object showing up where it's not supposed to.

An example would be like finding a rifle in the tomb of a Crusader.

As for the watch, they did make some ring watches slightly within the time frame, but it's more likely that it came from site contamination.

I want to know what caused the site to be abandoned, and records of the dig lost.

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It refers to a object showing up where it's not supposed to.

An example would be like finding a rifle in the tomb of a Crusader.

As for the watch, they did make some ring watches slightly within the time frame, but it's more likely that it came from site contamination.

I want to know what caused the site to be abandoned, and records of the dig lost.

You mean like what Darkbreed posted on the thread about white folks that were somthing like mayan,, I see, yes now i know why it is interesting.. thanks Shadowsot sir.

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Awww, c'mon, Sun: Ananova? Seriously? If you'll buy their load, I got this bridge, see, this real swell bridge right down from my building: goes right over the East River, Pretty as a Eastern European porn star. You could make a fortune on the tolls alone. And I can get it for you cheap at half the price...

:lol:

--Jaylemurph

Same, except I'd probably give them a broken down hotel building, which is like a French Retiree Prost.

EA

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What I can't figure out is the hands. It doesn't look like it ever was a working watch. I can understand there being no glass on the front. The hands look fixed. Until I know more, I can't really make a judgement on it's authenticity.

I believe anything is possible, as there have been fossilized boot prints found around the time of the dinosaurs.

Fossilized Footprint?

This fossil was discovered in 1968 near Antelope Spring Utah by Mr. William J. Meister. It appears to be a fossilized boot or sandal print. What makes this fossil even more unusual is the trilobite fossil in the "heel" part of the print.

The wearer evidently stepped on and crushed

a living trilobite!

The photo above shows a trilobite fossil imbeded in

the heel of what appears to be a boot or sandal print

external link

I don't know if this is the same boot print that I was referring to earlier. I know I have a photo of it in one of my books in my library.

Hence the reason I am not going to pass judgement on this ring, as I don't have enough background to decide. I will sit on the fence on this one.

Edited by rachelkleypassparrow

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What I can't figure out is the hands. It doesn't look like it ever was a working watch. I can understand there being no glass on the front. The hands look fixed. Until I know more, I can't really make a judgement on it's authenticity.

I believe anything is possible, as there have been fossilized boot prints found around the time of the dinosaurs.

Fossilized Footprint?

This fossil was discovered in 1968 near Antelope Spring Utah by Mr. William J. Meister. It appears to be a fossilized boot or sandal print. What makes this fossil even more unusual is the trilobite fossil in the "heel" part of the print.

The wearer evidently stepped on and crushed

a living trilobite!

The photo above shows a trilobite fossil imbeded in

the heel of what appears to be a boot or sandal print

external link

I don't know if this is the same boot print that I was referring to earlier. I know I have a photo of it in one of my books in my library.

Hence the reason I am not going to pass judgement on this ring, as I don't have enough background to decide. I will sit on the fence on this one.

The Meister print is not a footprint.

Check it out at Talkorigins' archive.

Harte

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So all our stuff is marked China, whilst in China they get Swiss :P pretty good deal.

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What I can't figure out is the hands. It doesn't look like it ever was a working watch. I can understand there being no glass on the front. The hands look fixed. Until I know more, I can't really make a judgement on it's authenticity.

It's also pretty noticably covered in oxide or some other incrustation. That would account for the look of the hands.

The first thing I'd be looking for in that situation is the presence of an animal burrow or the like it could've fallen down, if only to eliminate it as a possibility.

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How is this an out of place artifact?

There's no question at all that the site was contaminated. We all know where the watch came from. It's a simple matter to find out when it was made.

So, what is the mystery?

It's waaay obvious that the watch was left at the site at some earlier time. How could anyone question this and why is it on the board at all as a "mystery?"

Harte

Cause it's still not solved. I assume as well that it's an obvious contamination. But I thought it was at the very least, not something that is expected. Better than a spark plug in a geode, its a barbie sized watch ring in a tomb! I don't know, thought it was kinda cute.

Awww, c'mon, Sun: Ananova? Seriously? If you'll buy their load, I got this bridge, see, this real swell bridge right down from my building: goes right over the East River, Pretty as a Eastern European porn star. You could make a fortune on the tolls alone. And I can get it for you cheap at half the price...

:lol:

--Jaylemurph

Never heard of ananova, I just saw the link on Reddit when I was surfing at work, trying to look busy. I thought a few people on here could have a go at it. Sometimes the replies are better than the original article anyway, you know that.

Its interesting stuff, regardless. I think, anyway.

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it is sure to be planted in there by one of the archaeological team!!

Welcome back Sundog! long time!

Thanks! :)

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I know they say it is a real watch, but it just doesn't look like one. Of course it's all encrusted, and I really am no expert, but is it not feasible that this might just be a carving? And if it's so encrusted, how do they know it says swiss? It's not like they would stamp that on a big bold letters. Anyhow, it might be understandable that maybe there was an understanding of watches for the future from that time, and this person had a ring made for him that looked like a watch. That would at least make some sort of sense.

Anyhow,it just looks like a carving to me. Maybe later on they will clean it up and we can see more detailed pictures. I'll just wait and see what comes of this, but it sure is really interesting.

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apparantly it has Swiss engraved on the back.

they will know soon enough when the notice an absense or artifacts at the site, itll show the tomb had been visited previousley.

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Never heard of ananova, I just saw the link on Reddit when I was surfing at work, trying to look busy. I thought a few people on here could have a go at it. Sometimes the replies are better than the original article anyway, you know that.

Its interesting stuff, regardless. I think, anyway.

Shoot. Here I was trying to /be/ one of those replies.

*facepalm

:sad:

--Jaylemurph

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My Jedi keen senses this to be another attempt by SkyNet to take over the world but failing to do so because of faulty jumping calculation, which should be blamed on early stage development faulty programmings.

ea

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Has anybody heard ant more news on whats happening. i cant find anything

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Shoot. Here I was trying to /be/ one of those replies.

*facepalm

:sad:

--Jaylemurph

Haha, well you didn't fail. But I was insinuating more of the replies that usually contain the words "time traveller" or "reptilian" or "2012." I still giggle at some of them.

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