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(Fox News)   Archaeologists discover ancient space tools. They were located in the tool aisle of Intergalactic Home Depot   ( foxnews.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Iron Age, Bronze Age, Prehistory, ancient iron artifacts, x-ray fluorescence spectrometer, Bronze Age sensu, Iron, Copper  
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2017-12-17 08:33:14 AM  
Bed, Bath and Beyond.
 
2017-12-17 09:42:09 AM  
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2017-12-17 10:26:31 AM  
Yawn.  The use of meteoric iron for early tool manufacture before the process of extracting it from iron ore became known has been common knowledge for a while now.
 
VYV [TotalFark]
2017-12-17 10:50:11 AM  
Ancient Space Tools is the name of my Stone Temple Pilots tribute band.
 
2017-12-17 11:01:13 AM  
Understands
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2017-12-17 11:12:00 AM  

dittybopper: Yawn.  The use of meteoric iron for early tool manufacture before the process of extracting it from iron ore became known has been common knowledge for a while now.


I've been mixed on the results. There's an undertone of "the ancients were idiots, especially the brown ones" in the popular culture. After the bronze collapse everyone seemed to invent iron at the same time. Or it was already present but more difficult than bronze to make. Iron's not too terribly difficult, you just need to invent bellows.
 
2017-12-17 11:25:58 AM  
This is far from news. Meteoric iron has been found from 3500BC Egypt.
 
2017-12-17 01:54:36 PM  
That Fox News article now has me skeptical that meteorites or Ancient Egypt actually exists.

/There are no rocks in the sky.
//Therefore, rocks do not fall out of the sky.
///Therefore, this is not a syllogism.
 
2017-12-17 06:37:36 PM  

Spice Must Flow: That Fox News article now has me skeptical that meteorites or Ancient Egypt actually exists.

/There are no rocks in the sky.
//Therefore, rocks do not fall out of the sky.
///Therefore, this is not a syllogism.


Meteors are a trick of Satan to make us doubt the geocentric nature of the Universe and Creation in general. They want you to believe that meteors could be billions of years old and that the celestial spheres are imperfect.
 
fek [TotalFark]
2017-12-17 10:21:07 PM  
Space Tool?
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2017-12-17 10:45:11 PM  

eyeq360: Spice Must Flow: That Fox News article now has me skeptical that meteorites or Ancient Egypt actually exists.

/There are no rocks in the sky.
//Therefore, rocks do not fall out of the sky.
///Therefore, this is not a syllogism.

Meteors are a trick of Satan to make us doubt the geocentric nature of the Universe and Creation in general. They want you to believe that meteors could be billions of years old and that the celestial spheres are imperfect.


Meteors are just rocks falling off of the bottom of the Earth's crust into the void below, which is the void above.
 
2017-12-18 01:46:07 AM  
Interesting factoid: One of the largest known iron meteorites - the Cape York meteorite - was "found" by Robert Peary. Right near the Inuit settlement named Savissivik - which translates to "Place of Knives". Seems the locals had found it a few millennia previously, but that doesn't count, obviously. (Not that any Inuit long for the time when they had to cold-forge chunks of meteorite iron using rocks.)
 
2017-12-18 03:26:26 PM  
These aren't the kind of tools you'd by at an ancient Home Depot. These were iron tools in during the bronze age. Top of the line tools. You would have to go to a small, locally owned ancient building supplier and pay a huge mark-up. Or perhaps the company direct cart would roll up to your shop and you'd pay even more, but get a lifetime warranty.
 
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