The Hammer in the Rock

The embedded hammer in cretaceous rock at right was found by Max Hahn near London, Texas, in June 1934. Tests verified the hammer head is of metal, with iron purity that resists erosion, and which would be difficult to duplicate even today. The metal in the hammer seems to be similar to the metal in the axe of Otzi, the ice man found at the 10,000-foot level in the Alps (European, 4/19/98).

The same is true of this man-made hammer found in Cretaceous stone at London, Texas. Chemical analyis has demonstrated that the find is all that is claimed for it-a man-made object in relatively recent times, but encased by stone that is supposedly many millions of years old. Obviously the stone itself is also recent.

The hammer is man-made, and it had to be in existence before it could be encased by this Cretaceous stone. The stone is supposedly millions of years old-but clearly it cannot be, for man has been around for only a relatively short period of time.

Other objects have been found embedded in coal at other sites-including jewelry and a bronze bell.

Man-made artifacts encased in stone or coal are convincing evidences to the recency of both man and the enclosing material.