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The story begins in the the area which by today description is the Transylvanian Plateau,near the city Of Aiud. During the excavations done in the local sand pit in 1973 (for construction purposes) the workers discovered 3 objects "wrapped " in the petrified compressed sand .The "Wrapped" look is normal because they were discovered at a depth of aprox 10 meters ( 33 feet) and excavated from the bank.For how long the objects were there nobody knows but one thing is for sure - for a river to create a 10 Meters (33 feet) thick sediment it takes a long time actually a very very long time. A specialist was called on the site and he identified the objects as follows : two of the objects were fossils of animal origin and the third one appeared to be a stone axe which they assumed it helped the primitive man to kill the animal of which bones were found near. For a better and more in depth evaluation these objects were sent to the researchers from the city of Cluj Napoca. After carefully "unwrapping" the objects from the petrified sand cover the researchers from Cluj city discovered that the animal fossils belonged to a young mastodon ( mammals that look like today elephants but lived until about 800 000 to 1000 000 years ago) and the object was found to be not a stone axe - was not even stone it was METAL. So what you will say .Well the story just begins so hold on to your hats !!! Ok let's move on. A more detailed analysis of the object revealed more interesting and unbelievable facts. The objects had 2 cylindrical holes of different sizes done in such way that the hole with the smaller diameter perpendicular penetrated the base of the other cylindrical hole.The larger hole base was oval as it was done by a shaft with a rounded head part with which it appeared to have been assembled.The object has surface marks that indicates strong and repeated strikes some of them very powerful. All the details suggest that the object was part of a larger functional assemble and that the object was lost in the river bank because of an undetermined reason. Now the juicy part... REPEATED metal analysis will provide more questions than answers and the questions were huge. The analysis spreadsheet provided by ICPMMN (Magurele research institute) showed that the metal composition of the object was in fact a complex alloy made from 12 elements and the that 89% of the alloy was ALUMINUM. The other components were found to be :Silicone 2.84% , Zinc 1.81%, Lead 0.41% ,Tin 0.33% ,Zirconium 0.2% ,Cadmium 0.0024%,Cobalt 0.0023% ,Bismuth - 0.0003%,Silver 0.0002% and Gallium traces. SOOO the Object is basically made from ALUMINUM - and why is this so important you will ask? Because the age of the object was established to be 250000 years old !!! BECAUSE ALUMINUM WAS DISCOVERED IN 1825 BY OERSTED IN HIS LAB AND THE INDUSTRIAL USE OF ALUMINUM BEGAN IN 1883 BECAUSE CADMIUM WAS DISCOVERED IN 1817 - NICKEL IN 1751 - BISMUTH IN 1753 AND COBALT IN 1735
The tablets are generally believed to have belonged to the Vinča culture, which at the time was believed by Serbian and Romanian archaeologists to have originated around 2700 BC. Vlassa interpreted the Tărtăria tablets as a hunting scene and the other two with signs as a kind of primitive writing similar to the early pictograms of the Sumerians. The discovery caused great interest in the archeological world as it predated the first Minoan writing, the oldest known writing in Europe. However, subsequent radiocarbon dating on the Tărtăria finds pushed the date of the tablets (and therefore of the whole Vinča culture) much further back, to as long ago as 5500 BC, the time of the early Eridu phase of the Sumerian civilization in Mesopotamia. Still, this is disputed in the light of apparently contradictory stratigraphic evidence. If the symbols are indeed a form of writing, then writing in the Danubian culture would far predate the earliest Sumerian cuneiform script or Egyptian hieroglyphs. They would thus be the world's earliest known form of writing. This claim remains controversial.
Nicolae Vlasa made a colossal discovery in 1961. At Tartaria, in an ancient tomb he found 2 tablets with inscriptions that were dated from 4500-200 BC. Tartaria, is located in Alba county, Saliste. At the same site there were found human skeletons. The inscriptions on the tablets are 1000 years older than the ones discovered at Djemer-Nasr, Kis and Uruk from Summer, dated by specialists somewhere around 3300 BC. The culture who created the tablets in taught to be Turdas-Vinca (4500-3700 BC). The tablets have been dated with C14 and it is officially confirmed that the inscriptions on them are the oldest form of writing known to man, outdating the Sumerian ones. There are 2 ipotetic translation of the text so far: NUN.KA.S.UGULA.PL.IDIM.KARA.I. >> On the 40 reign for Saue’s lips, the oldest after the ritual was burned. NUN-KA-SU-GULA-P/atesi/-L/ugal/-IDI-M/e/-KAR-A-I >> The main city from the acces place under the protection of Cula witch, lady who gives life, goddess of medicine and healer of the black heads (Sumerians), princess of the big man (a king maybe), who knew to give rules by the area located around the river". It is taught that Sumerians are descendants of the culture that created the tablets and that they migrated from the area where the discoveries were made later to become one of the most advanced civilizations of the Ancient World.
June 13, 2008 German Scientists: Europe’s Oldest Script Found in Bulgaria 18 May 2005, Ancient tablets found in South Bulgaria are written in the oldest European script found ever, German scientists say. The tablets, unearthed near the Southern town of Kardzhali, are nearly 7,000 years old, and bear the ancient script of the Cretan (Minoan) civilization, according to scientists from the University of Heidelberg, who examined the foundings. This is the Cretan writing, also known as Linear A script, which dates back to XV-XIV century B.C. The discovery proves the theory of the Bulgarian archaeologists that the script on the foundings is one of the oldest known to humankind, the archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov announced Wednesday. Ovcharov, who is heading the archaeological expedition in the ancient Perperikon complex near Kardzhali, called the discovery “revolutionary”. It throws a completely different light on Bulgaria’s history, he said in an interview for the National Television.
The person was not a Great Priest or a Shaman but a "revered holy woman" But who was the adult buried with the inscribed tablets? If one wants to go on with the image of a ritual pit, one should start to talk about the Tartaria Priestess, shaman-woman or dignitary-woman. Milady Tărtăria limped on her right leg since her youth because of her thicker, anchylosed and shorter right femur and leg. She had a posture forming a > (an arrow.) The artifacts were part of the funerary inventory of a woman, 50-55 years old (Tãrtãria milady ), along with 26 burnt clay idols, two alabaster Cicladic idols, a Spondhylus seashell bracelet.
Originally posted by nyloncylon
That aluminium object look like an excavator bucket tooth. Theese are often field replaceable and the holes in the object seems to be for some type of bolt fastening to the bucket. Even the wear and tear of the object indicates this could be a bucket tooth. Aluminium bucket tooths comes in all types, but a google image search couldnt find anyting like this.
250.000 years old?? Im sceptical about that..
Originally posted by Versa Unfortunately I can't speak or read Romanian so I can't assure myself that the source sites are 100% reliable. I'll have a look later and see if I can find anything in English about the finds
Originally posted by bluemirage5
Very interesting and lots to read.....however a couple of links not in english
Originally posted by mwood
Aluminum excavator tooth? I have never seen an aluminum one. All the ones on the backhoes we have are steel.
How long would an aluminum one last? Not even an hour where I dig.