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I had never heard of these before and I am quite intrigued. Wow. I wonder if these were meant to represent constellations and/or planets laid out (in their original locations) in a sort of star map on the ground?
New find of mysterious stone spheres in Costa Rica
Workers digging a secondary drainage canal for a banana plantation in Costa Rica’s Osa canton discovered what is just the latest in series of stone spheres that raise more questions than they answer for archaeologists.
Locally the stone spheres are known as Las Bolas. Over the years just over three hundred of them have been discovered across the Diqius Delta and on Isla del Cano in Costa Rica. The stone spheres range in size from just a few inches to over six and a half feet in diameter. Some of them weigh as much as fifteen tons. This latest Las Bolas artifact measures fifty-five centimeters in diameter.
Work on the drainage canal stopped immediately when the sphere was found and workers called the National Museum. The sphere is already being prepped for safe shipment back to the museum in San Jose. Along with the Las Bolas the remains of pre-Columbian pottery and tools were discovered at the site, a former rice field, which has never before been excavated.
Ironically, while the sphere seems a natural choice in astronomical observations, it is probably also the least likely use of these balls.
It is important to remember where these balls were made and deployed. This is a region of dense tropical rain forests. Placing a large number of spheres in an astrological alignment, presumes that you can view this alignment. In most cases, that would be prohibitive, unless there were large tracks of cleared lands in this region 1,000 years ago. It is not impossible, just very improbable.
Dr. Tim McGuinness
One investigator noted that the images carved on one ancient sphere corresponded to a star chart of constellations
Star chart showing exact constellation believed to be depicted on the stone
1- M31 Andromeda's galaxy; 2- Mirach (Beta Andromeda); 3- Alpheratz (Alpha Andromeda); 4- Omicron Andromeda; 5- HR8632 in the Lacerta constellation (Yale catalogue of stars); 6- Scheat (Beta Pegasus); 7- Psi Pegasus; 8- Pi Pegasus; 9- Algenib (Gamma Pegasus); 10- Theta, Iota, Lambda, Kappa, Gamma and Omega Pisces; 11- Beta Pisces; 12- Eta Aquarius; 13- Markab (Alpha Pegasus); 14- Homam (Zeta Pegasus); 15- Theta Pegasus; 16- Ancha (Theta Aquarius); 17- Sadalsud (Beta Aquarius); 18- Alpha Equuleus; 19- Enif (Epsilon Pegasus); 20- HR8313 in the Pegasus constellation (Yale catalogue of stars); 21- HR8173 in the Pegasus constellation (Yale catalogue of stars); 22- Delphinus constellation; ?- Figure not yet defined in astronomical context.
It is true that the spheres are often found in groups of a dozen to twenty stones and that these groupings have shown to be aligned to North and South. A stone has also been found carved with petroglyphs that have been attributed to stellar constellations, adding to the "un-earthliness" of their origin.
SourceThe construction of the spheres would have required a high degree of measurement and mathematics. One perplexing question is why this same level of skill and precision has not been found in any other artifacts of this era and region.
SourceIn addition to what has been discussed are the 1943 drawings of Doris Stone. The two map plans were taken by Lothrop from Stone's article in American Antiquity titled, A Preliminary Investigation of the Flood Plain of the Rio Grande de Terraba, Costa Rica, Vol. 9, No.1, pg. 78. Left: A mound with 14 balls on Farm 5. Right: Ten large balls on Farm 7
Originally posted by superman2012
ps- it's obviously Nibiru connected.
Originally posted by jude11
From Star Charts to Art and even some have suggested a Natural Phenomenon. Can't see it being natural tho.F
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by beezzer
Spheres have been found all over the world but never this many and in such a relatively small area [Costa Rica] so far there have been over 300 + perfect spheres of various sizes located near each other.
Most of the stone balls I saw ranged from one to two meters in diameter, many still half-buried in volcanic tuff, and, yes, a great many of them were very close to spherical. As Tony Burton stated in Western Mexico, a Traveller's Treasury, "Nothing quite like them exists elsewhere in Mexico or, according to current scientific opinion, anywhere else in the world."
Originally posted by soyentist
I feel like that's kind like saying there are star charts on my stucco ceiling. You could literally get any pattern you want out of it.
Large spherical concretions, similar in size and shape to the Moeraki Boulders have been found elsewhere in the world. For example, large spherical concretions as large as 3 metres (10 feet) in diameter are along the Cannonball River within Morton and Sioux Counties, North Dakota. Large spherical concretions as much as 4 to 6 metres (13.2 to 20 feet) in diameter occur within sandstone outcrops of the Frontier Formation in northeast Utah and central Wyoming. Similar somewhat weathered and eroded giant spheroidal concretions, as large as 6 metres (20 feet) in diameter, are at Rock City in Ottawa County, Kansas. Smaller spherical concretions are found on the shore of Lake Huron near Kettle Point, Ontario, where they are known as "kettles".