This Is What the Oldest Known Household Objects Look Like

by Tahoe 6 Replies latest jw friends

  • Tahoe
  • tiki

    Agreed! Ostrich egg globes..fascinating!

  • Diogenesister

    I love the Egyptian sock and the toe prostheses....amazeballs.

  • Diogenesister

    Even though the witnesses have got the age of man utterly, completely wrong it still amazes me what a short time we, as homo sapiens, have been around. And when you look at these items, as old as they are, it really is amazing what a tiny amount of time we have had any kind of civilization. Compared to the great age of the Earth, how long the dinosaurs ruled the earth etc etc Its interesting that the bible writers dated man's time on earth as about the same as written history has been around, or nearly so.

    Anyone else's mind gets blown by how short our history is?

  • cofty

    Brilliant collection of artefacts. Thanks.

    Here is a neolithic flint blade I found near my house. In fact it was about 50 yards from where I am sitting now. It's around 5000 - 6000 years old.

    I agree though. Human civilisation is surprisingly recent. One minute we are skinning animals with bits of flint and the next we are sequencing our own genome.

  • Fisherman

    Great post Tahoe!

  • Xanthippe

    Fascinating link thank you.

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