CREDIT: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC
By Matthew A. McIntosh / 04.14.2016
A stone sphere has been found near the town of Zavidovici, Bosnia, and the archaeologist funded by the government is claiming it – without scientific testing, dating, etc. – to be the product of human hands dating to long before people made such things.
This archaeologist is another case of “oh look I found something that MUST be really old because of where I found it and therefore – I’m right!”
Osmanagich is known as the “Bosnian Indiana Jones”, and that should set alarm bells off all on its own.
From The Telegraph:
Anthony Harding, the president of the European Association of Archaeologists, described the Visoko excavation as “a total absurdity”, saying: “There is some genuine archaeology on the hill and I’m told it’s medieval, possibly Bronze Age or Roman. But the speculation that there could be a 12,000-year-old structure beneath is a complete fantasy and anyone with basic knowledge of archaeology or history should recognise that.”
In 2016, critics are once again lining up to poke holes in Dr Osmanagic’s rather grand claims. Discussing the Zavidovici spehere, Mandy Edwards of the University of Manchester’s School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences told MailOnline the rock may not be man-made at all, and have been formed by the “precipitation of natural mineral cement within the spaces between sediment grains” – a process known as concretion.
There are perfectly well-known natural, scientific explanations for these things that have often been discovered.
Claiming that something must be handmade because it looks handmade and based on no further testing is an enormous fallacy debunked time and time again.
It is also extremely irresponsible for any professional in any field to announce given the large number of conspiratorial minds ready to seize upon such a thing.
Every profession has its quacks.