5 Reasons to Question the Accepted Timeline of History

In school we learned that dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago, and small mammals survived and evolved into other mammals and at some point around 250,000 years ago an apelike mammal evolved into what is now the modern human—right?

Newly discovered artifacts raise the question, has humanity been around much longer than we originally thought? And, did those ancient humans actually live a primitive life, as is generally assumed?

Maybe it’s time to update our ancient history and science textbooks.

Here are some prehistoric findings that baffle scientists about our human history:

1. The Antikythera Mechanism—Made over 2,000 years ago


Antikythera Mechanism


Originally discovered in 1901, it wasn’t until modern scanning tools in the 21st century that the intricate interlocking gears were discovered. Made by the Greeks—this ancient computer can accurately calculate astronomical changes.



2. Mineral Paint in Caves—Painted 15,000 to 50,000 years ago


Cave paintings as old as 10,000 years in Valcamonica, Italy, show people wearing what some have said are space suits. (Wikimedia Commons)


Inside different caves from around the world there are prehistoric paintings of society with graphic details of an unexpected nature—such as people wearing shirts, pants, boots, and hats.

3. The London Hammer—110-115 million years old and encased within a multimillion-year-old rock


London Hammer


Found in London, Texas, in 1936 by 2 hikers—the hammer (of unknown use) is not just 110 to 115 million years old, but also it was found apparently encased within a multi-million-year-old rock.

4. Shoeprint on Trilobite Fossil—Shoeprint was made 200-600 million years ago


A fossilized footprint stepping on a trilobite, an extinct marine arthropod. Trilobites are known to have gone extinct around 260 million years ago. (Minghui.org)


In June 1968, a fossilized footprint with a trilobite fossil embedded in it proves nearly impossible since trilobites went extinct around 280 million years ago. The fossilized footprint—wearing size 13 shoes—is estimated to be between 200 and 600 million years old.



5. Nuclear Reactor in the Gabon Republic of Africa—1.8 billion years old




In 1972, a French factory imported uranium ore from Oklo, Gabon, and found that a key uranium isotope had been depleted, as if a nuclear reaction had already taken place. Scientists from around the world went to study this phenomenon and discovered an underground nuclear reactor. Some assume that it was a “natural” reactor, while others point out that this would have been very unlikely. It has since been completely destroyed by mining, leaving a mystery.