Last year, an annual congress of scholarly historians and archaeologists from Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil took place. More than 1,500 researchers gathered in the Peruvian capital, where the most controversial mysteries of history were discussed for several days.
Thus, the attitude toward Ica stones was revised. Previously considered a remake, now some artifacts are recognized as authentic. Enrique Raul Morales from Paraguay conducted a study that lasted over 7 years. He traveled all over America in search of the most ancient specimens of Ica stones. He managed to classify the artifacts and prove the differences between the replicas and the real objects.
Those who believe that the Ica stones are genuine usually cite the local legends and artwork that depict the stones as evidence of their authenticity.
These individuals also point to the similarity between the stones and ancient Peruvian artwork and symbols. Additionally, some argue that the stones may have been handed down through generations, eventually leading to their discovery in the twentieth century.
Though most scientists and scholars do not believe that the Ica stones are genuine, there are some who do. These include researchers such as Erich von Däniken and David Childress, who cite local legends, artwork, and symbols to support their claim that the stones are genuine artifacts. Additionally, some independent researchers, such as Gary Evans, have argued that the stones may be genuine.
Images were applied to the stones by means of engraving. It is extremely difficult to distinguish a real stone from a modern one with the naked eye. But under a microscope, you can see the difference.
On artifacts created by an unknown civilization 16-30 thousand years ago, even at high magnification, cracks and roughness, which are formed during manual engraving, are not visible. This allows us to conclude that the images on the stones were created using special equipment, and not manually, as previously thought.
In addition, an important factor is the depth of the applied engraving. On replicas, the depth is different, on real objects it is the same. Which once again emphasizes the fact of processing with a high-tech tool or even a mechanical installation.
Intrigued by the results of the research of Enrique Raul Morales, the scientists decided to test the stone, which is in the museum of the State University of Peru.
The stone was analyzed and indeed, the depth of the applied image is the same. And under the microscope, no cracks or irregularities were revealed.
The most difficult question is dating. Scientists insist that genuine Ica stones are between 16,000 and 30,000 years old. And here a lot of questions arise. Who could create these artifacts in those distant times?
For example, this stone from the university depicts a man watching the fall of a celestial body through a telescope. If we take into account the fact that the ancient stones is more than 16 thousand years old, and maybe even 30 thousand years old, then it becomes completely unclear who inhabited these lands in those days?
These people possessed outstanding knowledge and technical equipment. In order to create and use a telescope, you need to understand its principle of operation, and this is a whole science. This means that the previous civilization was much more advanced than is commonly believed.
The age is confirmed by botanists who have studied this artifact. It depicts a flowering plant that grew on Earth about 15 thousand years ago and in earlier periods.
Based on all the data obtained, we can conclude that the history of mankind is much more interesting than academic scientists believe. And it is very good that the Ica stones were rehabilitated at this congress.