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I recently found a 6 inch long 3 to 4 inch wide arrow head. Held in the light its see through. I think it's a spear. Flat smooth tail solid. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

I have found a stone structure on the beach with artifacts such as bones. teeth. copper grape shot one arrowhead stone tools etc...I have plenty of pics but it is being washed away and is more and more exposed daily...I need help!

How do I download pictures of the rock I found that looks like the head of a reptiles still in its shell with  What appears to be puncture wounds in it.

I found stone tools i belive to be 40,000 yrs old


Is this a fossil guys, it's mostly rock (looks like marble but then again I know nothing). The internal formation looks like the internal structure of a bird's bones....mostly hollow but with internal strengthening structures that form air pockets.


I found this tooth in a creek bed when i was looking for arrowheads. Can someone help me identify. Thanks


I have been given what I have been told is raw platinum gold is there anyway I can get this tested? 

 While hand panning through a creek near gatlinburg tenn. I found these. Can you identify?. 

  • While hand panning in a creek at elkmont campground near gatlinburg tenn i found these. Pls identify

I found these while hand panning near gatlinburg tenn


I found broken piece of the bottom jaw of a bear and am wanting to find more information on it! 

When digging up the yard for my husbands rc track we found what looks like a fozzilized bone. Not sure if it is or what kind. Is there a way to id it?

What do you do if you think you found Indian remains and is it legal to have them and can you and can you sell them 

I purchased an approximately 18 inches tall ceramic statue at a Goodwill in Southern Arizona which based on my cursory research appears Mayan.  I am concerned that the statue was looted/stolen because I also read a lot of reports of antiquities smuggling through Arizona.  It is also quite possible that the statue is a fake.  I am not concerned about it’s authenticity because it is beautiful and I paid about 30 dollars for it, but if it is a looted artifact I would like to repatriate it to the country of its origin.  I have photos available.  

While we were tilling a new garden we found some little rocks that resemble a seed of something or other. Where can I send one of these to find our what it is?

I own a fossil with fish bones in it, I’m not sure what kind of fish it could be because the head isn’t there, just from gill area to half the tail.

I have this plate that was given to me. It's Aztec. Is it worth anything?


My house dates back to the early 1900s (right around 1910). However the land itself is even older. Up until a decade or so ago, a good portion of my yard was taken up by an old carriage barn. Even the feed trough was still there. However, the barn did not age well. It rotted to the point of being unsafe to enter, and my Dad was forced to take it down.


Every time we dig a post hole for a new fence post, we hit a layer of ash (around 1-2 feet down), and then we start to pull up pieces of porcelain and glass. I would love to learn more about these pieces. I have questions about who put them there, and why. And something is telling me that the answers are under the carriage barn foundation, which is still relatively intact.


However, my Dad wants to renovate the entire yard. And he is looking  to remove the foundation to do so. I've convinced him to wait. But I'm unsure how long he is willing to put off his plans. I just want to know what kind of steps I would have to take to request an archaelogical examination of the site.


An important note: I am unsure how this affects the steps I would have to take, but I live in Upstate New york.

while out walking with my boys and my pet Labrador near William Wallace’s cave in Ayrshire I pulled a large and very old looking machete type weapon or tool out from under rocks in a small stream. The area I found this is steeped in history and I’d love to have a date or use of my find explained. I can provide pictures. 

Hi I have two ceramic dolls not sure if they’re worth anything or who I can take them so they can be evaluated. I’m trying to get more information about them. Was giving to my parents by an Native American. Any help will be appreciated.


Is there a central register for (rough) locations of Archaeologist sites? A couple of papers I'm reading only cite names of cities. Could be anywhere. To me that sounds like bad practice. I'm not an archaeologist. 

Found this bust of a human figure along the coast of Arabian Sea (near Marine Drive, Mumbai). Its made of stone and resembles an african lady (or man) with hair tied high in a bun. It is quite heavy and in good condition too.

My daughter found some perfect and almost perfectly round rocks. Some are white, red, yellow, dark grey,light grey. Any idea what they are? Wish I could attach a picture 

My grandfather, father, and many other mambers of my family were brought up in the hills of Appalachia & instilled in me a love of history, ancient to recent, and were collectors of many things, as am I. When my grandfather died, he left me many things that he had found and there are some that have puzzled me, and I have been trying ot get them identified for years. These 2 I have attached are 2 that I have questions about, one is a pot or bowl of some sort & seems to be made of ceramics in its form, but feels like stone, the other is one of my most curious. This one has the shape of a caligraphy C and is curved like a gemstone set on one side, flat on the other and it isn't magnetic at all as I can tell with my magnets. On one hand it looks almost like a seal/signet ring set but on the other why would it be in a creek in eastern KY & for so long? The line in the C is crystaline when looked at with a loupe but it appears to be petrified altogether. These are just 2 of many things I have either inherited or found myself but I dont want to send in too many at once. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

My friend and I found a fossil in his backyard. We live in michigan and I thought it looked like a clam fossil. Wouldnt that mean that Michigan was once under water.

My grandfather was an archeologist and passed away many years ago and I have many arrowheads that have numbers placed on them... (I have soooo many) I also have fossilized dinosaur poop. I don’t know what these numbers on them mean and I don’t have a purpose for all of these artifacts. I have been thinking of selling all of it but don’t know if it’s even worth anything to really sell. 

Thank you for your time.

Kristopher Arthur Johnston 

Good afternoon, I appreciate you taking your time to assist me, I'm looking for someone who can identify and possibly price my mineral collection. It consists of arrowheads, stone axe heads, fossils, a tooth. 

Any help is greatly appreciated


Can u help me to identify this large handful size beach rock found at north beach in hampton nh

We are seeking assistance in identifying a relic that was passed down from a friends father who was in WW II. I can provide pictures.  It is approximately 9 inches long, made from brass. It weighs about 1 1/2 pounds. There are three faces on it and they appear to be wearing some sort of a headdress. Two are back to back where the handle is and appear to be  Mayan or Buddhist. There is another smaller face on the top. There are three edges to the blade that end in a point. There is some sort Of inscription on the blades that look like snakes

I'm not sure if what I've found is natural or man made. It's either rock or coral, oddly shaped (arrowhead shape), with the larger of the two roughly the size of tip of a thumb. I found these on the river bank during low tide where the Withlacoochee opens to the Gulf in Florida. I have found other items in this area but am unable to identify this recent find, and would greatly appreciate an any help in identifying them. Thanks!! 

I did not see where to attach a photo to help aid identification 

we have an uncovered roman/iron age fort in our field at home and i am wondering how deep things like this are normally underground? we have had people come in and confirm it with a geophysical survey but we do not know how deep to dig. i have dug a hole just under 5ft deep where one of the walls was meant to be (roughly) but was wondering if that was too deep or not deep enough? I have gone through normal dirt, to sand and now to a brick red coloured sand and have started to find some weird black granules that are a mixture of black rocks, what could be coal, and black dirt at the bottom of the hole. What do you think? Should i go deeper or expand the hole?

Thank you

Kind regards Oliver

Good day, Not sure if this is the correct place to ask this question, but I'll give it a try. Back in 2012 I was travelling in the country of Papua New Guinea for about 2-3 months. 4 of these weeks I spent in a very remote location/village on one of the island provinces, after being invited by a random local gentleman I met while crossing a body of water by small boat - and this was such a location that the locals claimed there hadn't been white westerners there since the 1960's, and even back then non-locals were rarely seen around these parts. During this time they took me to some really amazing locations out in the bush, and one of these locations was a large river/rapid emerging from a 8m tall crack in the mountain, and with a footpath leading to an area with an overhang about 4 meters overhead. On this overhang was a longer mural of sorts, with something that for the layman me looked like some really ancient petroglyphs of various motifs, and where I can only assume that this area held some sort of religious or spiritual significance back when they were carved. These locals were simple folk from the bush (not meant in a condescending way) not exposed to the West(ern culture) at all, but they were going on about how legend had it that the murals in this area were carved by, quote, "tall giants from the sky thousands of years ago". Now, as a fairly rational and skeptical person who believes in science, I can't really say I believe this, but these murals were obviously carved by someone advanced enough to build some form of scaffolding to access the roof of this overhang. I would very much like to get in touch with a professional in this field, to hand off this finding should it be of interest. I am a bit vague on purpose on exact locations and descriptions, as I don't want this area to be visited and potentially spoiled by more tourists. I have both video- and photographs of everything I'm mentioning here, and can also point to the exact location on a map. Please get in touch with me at the email-address supplied with this comment, or reply to this comment with an email-address I can write to. Looking forward to hearing from someone, Sincerely, MMB

I found this black and white old looking plate at Goodwill (a thrift store). It has a 3-Dimentional warrior on the front with greek square print all around the edges. What makes me believe that this is not replicated or non-authetic is that the plate is not perfectly round or level. Also, there marks on the back; the ones that you might see on something that is hand-sculpted. Its decently heavy as well. I would love to find out if this $1.19 plate is actually more than just that.

I have about 4p rocks i have been finding and collecting several years now. I feel they are amazing and since i did find them myself i know they are authentic and support ideas i thought were unrealistic . I would love to share wjat i found with someone who is educated amd of course open minded. Unfortunately that is nearly impossible in my part of the world.


Tammy I have also found Rocks like this. The ones I find have A symbol of a Owl eating a snake. Plus are tools. I also find ingots and wood with the same kind of carvings. By chance does your rocks have these features ? Thank you. Eddie 

My grandson found a tooth in pea gravel that is lined on both sides of the enamel with a double row of seration on the edge. The enamel is 1/2 inch in length and the dark gray root is 3/8 inch, making it 7/8 long. The lines that lead to the seration are just over 1/4 inch. The enamel is somewhat triangular, the back part is smooth and curved down to a 90 degree tip. The serated edge is straight. The enamel starts at 1/16 inch thick and increases to 1/8 inch at the beginning of the root. We have looked at many online pictures and have not found anything resembling this tooth. The pea gravel is from the stone quarry south and west of Defiance, Ohio and along the Auglaize River. Any ideas? We can send pictures if we have an address to send to. Thanks!

Adding to my post above: I have noticed that the root part of the tooth is hollow, so that one can look into the back part of the enamel part and see light coming through the enamel. Interesting! This observation came after the calamity. For some reason (known only to seven-year-old boys), my grandson had the fossil tooth in the bathroom. Worse yet, he decided to put it on the back of the toilet. Further Worst, it "somehow' got knocked into the toilet itself. Farthrest WORST!!! For some reason, he decided to flush the stool. Sobs upon sobs!!! The boy could not be consoled (and Papa was in disbelief when he heard of the demise of the fossil tooth.) This toilet happens to be in the basement and is hooked up to a masticator (dreaded thoughts!). There was one possibility: there is a rubber accordian connector from the toilet to the masticating tank. "IF" the tooth was heavy enough, it just might have lodged in one of the depressions of the connector. (I hope this doesn't make anyone sick. It was not necessarily a pleasant thought to me either - but things must be tried when something this important has disappeared.) I disconnected the accordian tube from the toilet and...voila!!! There it was - just waiting for someone to take the toilet apart to find it. (Keep that in mind when you lose something of value - with some degree of weight - down the toilet. But make certain it is this type of toilet - otherwise, you might not be so fortunate!!!) The tooth has now been wisked away to safety!

About 2 inches high brown stone type material.  Like a small vase. Heavy. Bottom has 3 lightning bolt symbols carved into it. Front has a small panel of carved out birds on a branch, frog, maybe tree symbols cant tell and there are 4 rows.

I was given a small staff about 14" long over 50 years ago by a relative,  we are of Native American Descent,  this staff if covered in split reeds and woven to cover it ,  he has plant dye in red & black design with a split reeds concave on both sides that has what appear to be alligator gar teeth producing outward . I have contacted a branch of the Smithsonian who told if I would give my staff to them ,they would give me all the details about it , the item they have that is similar to what I have there beaded reeds & plant dye did not make it , my staff is 90% + in Excelent Condition . Been kept in a cedar box with cedar shavings . Would love to find the exact history of my family hearloum. Thank You

I have found what I belive to be a net sinker/weight or fishing sinker/weight. In an area of crooked creek in Boone county Arkansas where I have found other multiple spear points and drills in the creek  I would love to send some pictures to get an opinion as I have personally never seen one.

I found what appears to be in the shape of an arrow head or Texas. Has markings carved in, letters and numbers. It's approx 3'x3'. It appears very old. The markings are faint. I haven't been able to find a way to read. It also looks like it was placed on top of lead on the ground. 

I have an old skull (approx 100 years) that seems to be getting a white chalky look to part of it. Is this a process of deterioration that I need to be concerned about if I'm still trying to keep it?

I have a statue that my mom gave me and I would like to know the age 

I would love for you to see it. it looks Aztec to me

Hello. My wife I have a extra lot weve owned for years and finally deep cleaned it. While clearing away years of brush...pallets...wood etc. My wife dug out about a foot + of dirt. She found a rock that turned out to be a piece of petrified wood. About 4 lbs. Looks to be maybe a post top....? It has 2 straight lines cut in it. Like.....mistake cuts. Then a series of a few punch holes. ( look like horse shoe nail size where they were once hammmered in....i believe anyway. I would love to know what we have. It is quite unusual. Thanks.....

I found an interesting looking rock the has been carved to resemble a face. Its bigger than a quarter and have an eye carved out on opposite sides so it looks like two sides. Very simple design but worth a look. Found in Southern California.  Please help identify its origin.

The 1 inch in diameter bead or marble is hollow and is put together with very light strips of a type of wood. It appears to end in a raised snake head. It is green, yellowish and has a black square snd Black lunes on it. It’s quite interesting and is part of my collection from Glendale, Arizona. Buildings and houses are on the land now. Nobody can tell me anything about this. I do not know how to add a photo to this site because it isn’t email.
Thank you

I found a rectangular shaped piece of sandstone with a carving on it, I'm not sure what type of carving it is? I'm puzzled because my wifes family found it on a gravel road in the middle of Missouri. Not sure if it's Native American, Or older? Just wondering who I could contact to find out more about it!

One day while playng in Teledo Bend lake in Louisiana, I stepped on a sharp object. Whenever I picked it up, it was an about 3 inch long, orange-brownish, perfect looking arrow head. I put it in a shadow box and really didn't do any research since then. I could send a picture of it. I am just curious on where it might have came from and how old. Thank you!

Inwas given this wooden Mask that was my fathers some 50 years ago I have no idea what it is or means you can tell it is hand carved I was wondering if u could help me2ijF

I have found a white structured rock. (i dont know if it should be called that way) it is big as my fist and it has crytal like around it and actually the whole thing was crystal like. It has a brilliance when it get strike on the light (white and gray) i found it near the sea. I am from the Easternmost, Island of Catanduanes located in the Philippines. Hope you could help me. I'll send pictures of it once i got a response from you. Thank you. 


I found a small coral fossil in a creek close to my home (in Iowa). On one side, there is a carving. It looks a lot like a fox. I was wondering if someone could look at it and tell me more about it. It's a very unique find. I'd love to see if there are others like it and learn about its possible origins.Thank you!

I recently came across this 29th Infantry Division Association item in an old box of baseball cards I bought from a garage sale, and I have no idea where it could have come from. I know all about the 29th Infantry Division but I can't find any information online about this item specifically. It seems to have been able to attach to something, as it has three small holes on the outer rim for fastening. I was wondering if anybody had any more information on this and where/what it came from.

I had this fossil that I can't find anything out on it and I'm hoping that you can help me 

I have found what I believe to be artifacts stone tools next to a creek near by my home. I'm located in Siskiyou County. I think these tools are something someone should check out. They are not just rocks they are tools with markings of use. I will gladly send pictures and any information that I can about location of site to anyone interested in looking at what I have discovered and can give me some insight on this. I hope someone will check into this they are so evident of being a tool artifact that one look you will understand how important it is to check it out. 

Hello, I found a very small bead near arrowhead lake in Holt Missouri. It's cylindrical with a hole through it long ways. Maybe bone since it's all one color. There are "bands" carved around the bead, and very tiny v marks inside these channels. 

I have a statue that was given to my mother in Guatemala in 1952. It is terracotta fired. Can someone tell me who to send pictures and get help with finding the culture and age. This statue is fairly delicate. 

I was hiking along antelope point marina center in Page Arizona. The woman in town at the visitor center said she had found dinosaur tracks there on her hike. I went looking and please let me know if this is indeed a mark by dinosaurs and if so maybe what kind. I found two in roughly the same size and shape (just mirrored) the size of my hand, and a larger one next to it demonstrating similar shape. I would love to share the images I took, but this forum won't allow. Please email me back so we can discuss the possibilities of my findings being dinosaur markings.

I was wondering if you could identify if I found a meteorite. It is at least 5 lbs and 8” long by 4 1/4” high by 2-2 1/2 “ thick. It is orange in color and when I tried to grind a window. It was very hard and black inside. When doing the ceramic test it left a light orange streak on it. If I could send some photos it will give you a better picture of what it looks like

Not exacly sure what its called but i found the piece of the cowboy boot that hangs at the hell and has some kind of spinder at the looms pretty old and is even carved with natzi symbols?

Where might I go to confirm this item we found in the creek near other obvious finds is a neck pillow?

I have an interest on knowing if my fathers artifacts are in the hundred years old or thousands years old. Can you determime by the type of  picture imprinted on the actual stone?

My aunt died and left several pieces of petrified wood. What csn i do w them?

Arrowhead hunting in ada Oklahoma, found a weird stone, and cleaned up. In the light is silvery shine, stone is a dark maroon, heavy, and smooth. Has obviously been worked on. In the shape of a arrowhead and 3 inches long, and about inch and a half wide (guessing). Cannot find on internet anywhere.

About 30 yrs ago my aunt in Guadalajara, MX came across 5 figures that dont resemble the Olmecs, Toltecs, Mayans, or Aztecs and I would love to know what civilization they might be from? They have been in her patio getting exposed to the harsh seasons for 30 yrs and have not deteriorated one bit, any Mesoamerican experts out there willing to take a look?

I've contacted several people and have not received very good answers, I found it in Oklahoma, its VERY heavy for its size  I was cleaning it and the crackly shell surface started to break off. I left most of the shell on there, there is metal fragments that are the shell. Inside the shell is a metal slightly oxidized ball. I can provide pictures with email, the inside ball is also very magnetic 

Need to know where I can get rock artifacts aprased?

Hi. I recently inherited a rosary, but it's different than anything I've ever seen. There is a screw in the bottom that, when taken out, opens a COMPARTMENT in the back. It's small. But there are several very small pieces of paper covering some indented circles. The papers have Latin written on them. Our friend studied theology, so he took a glance. One says "lamb of god" and the other is "martyr" and "saint" but I can't remember what the others mean. I can send pictures. He said that, in the discs underneath the paper, were relics. He gave an example of like nails or hair from that person. Is this true? Toni have something valuable that my famiky has just stored for decades? We don't know the exact origin because my famiky has maaaaany nationalities.  But we think it might be Bohemian. Like I said, i can send pictures for validity. But who do I even take this to? Please help?

My mom has one of these, but it's just the cross, not a rosary. It was handed down to her from a great great aunt or something who was said to have been a Mother Superior at Notre Dame Cathedral in Germany. I have seen it many times throughout my life and it is axactly like what you're describing. The pieces of paper over the relics have names of saints and the relic corresponds to the saint whose name is on it. I don't know who to tell you to take it to, but it's a Catholic relic, so I would maybe start at your closest Catholic church and ask them. It's definitely a very special piece of history, so definitely keep it in a fireproof safe, safety deposit box, etc.

I just saw and handled a rubber ball like the ones used in mesoamerican games.  It was found in the Sierra Nevada range near Kings Canyon Nat. Park in a remote location by a forest service employee.  An archaeologist friend had it dated, 1450 a.d., at the University of Arizona. How did this ancient ball get there?  Very curious!  Sharon

I have an antique pottery, i want to know the age of pottery, i can send you the picture, please email me, thankyou.

i have several rocks that I have found that have what look like Indian and other types of faces carved in them. It is obvious on some and not so obvious on others like they could be weathered?? I would like to show someone these or ask someone about them. I have never heard of this nor had anyone that Ive asked. I found them around the Saline River, AR area. They are really neat and I would like other ppl to enjoy them as well. Please email me!!. 

I'm going through the same thing I live in Peebles Ohio theres Little Creek behind my house have found over a hundred rocks in about an hour worth of looking that all have carvings all have different types of faces some even alien faces all types of different words and I as well am wondering what the hell is going on and why does not anyone know about this

Looking to see if anyone has a clue as to what this rock may be i have a few dozen pictures of it and have contacted a few geoscientists about it but everyone is giving me different views one says 520 million year old rock from maguma age or what not...another tells me its a 900 million year old rock carried by glaciers im just trying to figure this out as it has a very strong magnetic field its grey and has smooth edges and thumb print features..please let me know.or email so i can send some pictures thanks

My daughter who was then about 5 years old found a circular stone with an embedded darker colored stone ring in the surrounding area of the Egyptian Pyramids. We were throwing rocks at a rest area of a tour. It's about 1.5"-2" in diameter with oval sides and is about 0.5" thick. I can provide an image with email address. This was found in 2009 and the curiosity to understand this artificat remains.

I reallly dont have any doubts about the authenticity,  I'd rather not say exactly where I found it but it was in an area not really accesible to the public.  South Eastern New Mexico. I was hiking and taking a  break at the top of a raised hill.  I only spotted it because of how much it stood out, just no other rocks around the area with this color (Cool looking blueish gray).  Not only that but it really seems polished.

Just curious about what it might be, and more importantly what type of rock is this lol? It had to have come from this area.  Doesnt look like an arrowhead, I started thinking maybe it was just a cutting tool since it has such a comfortable groove for your thumb.  Clarification?

I also realize I should not have moved this from its found location.  To be honest it was just an exciting thing to spot and ended up taking it. I certainly wont do that again.

In no way am I trying to sell it or make money.  Just curiosu about its purpose and what type of stone it is.  Gladly let any Native American Museum have it for free.

--- Jeffrey Cretin




Jeffrey Cretin I want to know if I could contact you for a school EOC (end of course exam) in my college and career prep class, I am a student at Valley highschool in las vegas nevada located at 2839 burnham ave las vegas, nevada. please if youre interested contact me at my Gmail I have to interview you and I am intereseted in becoming an archaeologist which is why I have to contact and interview one.

I need someone to identify what kind of rock/mineral this could be? I have pics. Please email me

I have an ancient Jewish Torah scriptures in the old language and Christian scriptures written on pure gold paper can you help me and tell me what they are and how much are they worth

Found what I think is a fossilized heart but not quite sure who do I contact to send some pics,???

I have a what i think is a petrified turtle that i need to have looked at. Who may i contact?? Contact me at your earliest convenience please and thank you.

We have been trying to find information on a strange looking rock. Would like to send pictures to a professional.

Thank You


What's the process going forward to getting the site properly looked at? The County Archeaologist for East Sussex is talking with a reluctant public body to get a preliminary metal sweep of the area but how long will this take?. 

I recently found a rock while mushroom hunting in Missouri. Would like to send Someone pictures and get an expert opinion! 

I was wondering if someone could comment on this theory. I've seen documentaries that have comment on the burial practices of prehistoric cultures that involve the inclusion of medicinal herbs and such and I was wondering if it was less a religious or superstitious methodology and not a practical one. As they existed in a world surrounded by predators and scavengers I can only assume that when one of their community passed away the issue of what to do with the corpse would be problematic. Perhaps they came up with the idea of budding the corpse (close by, as trekking a longer distance with the heavy weight might have been cumbersome) they would dispose of it in the ground, to not only shield themselves from the smell, but also so as to not attract the attention of scavengers and predators looking for an easy meal, this divulging the live Perry's whereabouts, and the presence of aromatic herbs and such to mask the smell of decay? Any thoughts on this? 

I have a fossil of some kind, I can't seem to find any information on it ,it has several colored  layers of some kind of lime stone. I can send a picture of the fossil. I am very enterested in it, and I would like to know what it is. Can you help me?

Hi I found this thing that looks like a black bone. I am just curious about it. Is it a piece of coral or a possible bone. I am unsure and would love to find out what it is if you can help.

We managed a park and the ground gave way this past week. A small opening into a cavern opened up. Inside the small cave are glass bottles, metal bands that resemble wagon wheel parts, many bones of possible a cow, a boot, some broken ceramic dishes, an old Victor trap for small fame, and a few other odds and ends. Our best guess is it was a root cellar or maybe a hideout for settelers many years ago. The parks have been around since the 1950s. This we know it is older than such dates. It appears the limestone tool has been flaking off for years now. Dirt has started to fill it in since the hole formed. We do not know where the original entrance to the cave is or was. I may be buried under the collapsed roof section. Thus cave is about 3 feet under ground. It appears to be 8 or 10 feet wide by maybe 10 foot long. It may be bigger, but we don't know since we did not explore every nook or dig out the fill which has fallen inside.

Who would be able to check out the find to see what it is or how much more there is to the site?

Hello: I have an ancient stone tool from Kensburgh NJ that I was hoping you could identify for me. My father found it when he was a child over 90 years ago in a ditch that was dug by the town to run storm drains outside his house. He always thought it was a tomahawk, but I always thought it was some kind of tool, as is was very heavy and extremely smooth with no real place to attach it to a handle, just a spot for your thumb to fit. If I sent you a pic of it do you think you could help me out? Thanks much, Art. 

Hello, I have a  statue that has a warrior type look, wearing a headdress and is in a sitting type position, one hand is on the knee and the other resting on its chin. I was told it was very very old (but of course I need proof) it does look and feel very old. I was wondering if there was any way to send photos for help on determining if this is real/fake or what it is and where it origininated, as it is hard to describe verbally. Or if there is any place or person you might suggest that could help me.
Thank you

hi I found the piece looks like rock but also looks like gold I want to see if it’s worth something thank you 

I am doing a progect for my 5th grade class is their any archeologists I can interview for that progect? I love archaeology and am planning to be an archaeologist it would mean so much to me to interview a proffesional.

I have a friend looking to sell a 6 foot mastodon tusk. Where is the best market. She also has other artifacts such as arrowhead, bones, etc. Any guidence is appreciated.

Hve recently come into a Viking amulet. It was found in the UK in the 1930s. I am told it dates from the 11th century A.D. I would appreciate any help in validating it. I do have photos and happy to send them. Thank you. Nick.

I'm trying to figure out the writing of the unique rocks and stone like with crystals in them some have hearts some crosses and one I found in water that is L shape looks like a sun and snake carving on it with a Indian looking man climbing a mountain top with it looks like stars to me at the top. All the rocks or stones I find have carving symbols and I can look at them for hours amazed. I'm just want someone to take a look at these stones and tell me how old and who can read them. I would really like to know the history if it? I can see when the light reflects on them you see different images. It is very unique. I feel they are old and tell a story. Who would I talk to and take them to here in Alabama? Thank you

Hi,  I appreciate your help and time. I found what I think might be a dionsaur egg

 Please help me identify it.


Petrified wood found in ground , heavy in weight need info on it

The petrified wood realy has no value its just wood that has been in the ground or creek for a few years i got some my self for a wall in my kitchen im  doing we found ours in a creek in tx 

My aunt in Guadalajara, MX has 5 figures that no one can figure out what civilization they belong to. They dont look Aztec, Mayan, Olmec, or even Toltec! They have been sitting in her opened patio getting hit by the harsh seasons for 30+ yrs and have not deteriorated one bit. All I know is that they were given to her by an old friend who claimed to have found them while digging in Guerrero, MX but they dont look nothing kike the artifacts I've seen from that part of the country! Any help identifying them would be greatly appreciated 

Hello, I don't know if this is where I can find my answers however every other "ask an archaeologist" type site I've found has links to resources that no longer exist or are inactive.

If I'm in the wrong place I'm hoping you could direct me to another, more appropriate resource.  

I'm a writer and am attempting to bring as much authenticity as possible to a couple of fictional characters.

I appreciate your time and help.


Victor Richie


About 12 years ago while thrift shipping I found a little Egyptian statuette of a pharaoh and a queen seated together.  It struck me as odd because I was unable to determine what it is made from.  It is old,  carved and sits about 5 inches tall.  I believe it is possible that it's  ivory our bone. 

It's also scribes with a symbol. I recently was researching old statuettes and was quite taken aback by the similarities of the one I found compared to the ancient Egyptian statuettes.

I'm curious if its possible it was perhaps smuggled out at some point.  

I appreciate your time, 




usually This type of statue artifact is from the tourist trade. Without seeing it I could say it may be from the mid-1950s on up. Some of them are made to look very authentic. And very few really are authentic if you want to send me a picture I would gladly look at it thank you

My father, the owner of the property I found these rocks have lots of fossils in them. There are several rocks located on the property. I have some samples of the fossils and pictures of the rocks. Was wondering if there was anyone I could send my samples too? As I said I also have pictures of the rocks. Been curious most my life what these fossils/ rocks are. Thank you

I have so many im attached to them ,cause they were just getting destored,im just trying to perserve them and take care of them.

hello, i found this couple years ago and just don't know where to take it. i defiantly have never seen anything like it. i have pictures. it has reddish purple crust and sticks toa magnet. if you have any advice i would appreciate it. thanks

i found some plant fossils...

i want somebody provesional too look at them and see how old they are and maybe give me a prive if you can find somebody too buy them 

I have few pieces of effigy I need help with also my main 2 things that I have questions on are what looks like female and Male na heads made of stone I also have 2 little rocks looks like na heads that was found underneath huge statue. I lifted up the head of a huge alligator statue and there was only 2 OLD rocks under dirt really nor ANY other rocks but these two. Thx in advance. 

Hello,  Would you know who I could contact to have authenticity provided for a possibly Neolithic female figure.  Thanks.

Hi my name is Angie and I I think I found some rock art and I'm interested in what you think.

I found this metal pendant, hard to tell exactly what type metal it is made of because while it appears to be silver, it also takes on a very goldish hue. I suspect it has Viking origin, but I'm no expert. Hopefully, I'll be able attach photographs I've taken of it since finding it in the driveway of the house i live at, in Moorhead, Minnesota.
This piece is obviously hand-crafted and was poured into a very detailed mold, no matter how old it may be. As such, I would really appreciate it if you folks could discern its' origin.

When my grandparents were building a house in Lake Yosemite, CA ~1957, they unearthed a volcanic rock grinding bowl - about a 9.5" diameter, 9.5" deep. They were told that it was estimated at 800 years old. Building stopped while they excavated the site. How can I have this appraised or send a picture?

I found 9 beautiful bird feathers. I cant seem to identify them. And I would like help doing so. The longest total wing length is 47cm. I do have pictures.

I was working on my grandmother's farm when I found a rock. This rock was grey and flat and it had what appeared to be writing on it.  It writing was spaced but in a different language.  The writing was also kinda small.



As i was exploring a creek near where i live i found a perfectly triangular stone along with what i beleive to be a few native american celts. I was wonderig if there was anybody who is an expert in this field 

So I went to Shoal Creek here in Austin,TX, a common place to find fossilized sea and snail shells from the late cretaceous period. I was cleaning one of the snail shells I collected, inside was what appears to be a peice of another shell which I removed. When I looked at that tiny peice under a microscope I saw, what looks like a larvae possibly. it has several segments to what looks like the body, almost like a small maggot or catipillar. I have some photos I took using my phone, so not great, but you can easily see the shape of the  object.

 Found this rock and I'm curious if anyone knows of someone who can help identify it

I found a stone carving of a bear cub, it is about 2 inches high. Tag on it says made in USSR there is a number 117-837. Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 

I would like to know if a field archaeologist(s) and/or museum specialist(s) would be interested in coming out to private property to see this unusual fossil rock find?

Today (in my back yard near a flower garden I have dug) I found a tear shaped pendant. I thought it was a stone at first-flat and smooth--but it has a hole in it and it is very heavy for an approximately  2" x 1.25" object. It has some markings on one side - lines etched and slight indentations. I am thinking it is made out of lead-a magnet does not stick to it. This is in the same general area I once found an arrow head. How can I find out more about it-like how old, is it Native American, etc?. I would add  a picture but can't seem to do that here.



Was given an odd one specimen. Metallic layered fibers and greenish brown.  Appears also to have gold also.  But am unsure. 

I found these two arrowheads while digging in my yard near Leesburg, VA   Can you tell me anything about them?  Where do I post a photo?

i found what appears to be a petrified tree still standing in my yard. All of this time, I thought it was an actual tree until I went to chop it down. My ax cracked.. how do I find out more about this odd work of art standing in my yard?

Did anyone respond to your question? I am curious too.

I have a fossil like a fish and one fossil like a leg fossil .I am sure about them .How can I send the picture of them to see?

Found on my farm in Arkansas...limestone rock ...set of footprints embedded in the rock.along with small footprints and large cat or animals paws prints...can send pictures...wanting information..if you can help...or the name of another that would be interested..Thank you Beth Tyler

I can't seem to upload a pic but I have a little stsue I rescued and would like to know more about it

I found a 5"×6", 2.5" (circumstance 15.5") section of labyrinth looking coral that appears to have turned into crystal. On the bottom there are crystal points, some as big as 5/8". I was in Davie FL digging a footer and this was in the dirt. m9s4h

 I found what appears to be a very old cross that would go on a necklace.  I found it in on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay in the mud while picking up trash.   It definitely looks homemade, and the hole for the necklace looks very uneven. It’s non magnetic and there are no markings on the cross (that I can see). It’s very aged. The cross is indented the size of the cross except for the edges are higher than the center. There are 5 little studs that appear to be nails that maybe held wood or jewels in the indention. Where can I send a picture of the cross to or where could I take the cross to see if it’s as old as it looks. 


Mike M.


I want to know if there is a formula that tells you how old something is relative to how deep it is in the ground.
50 years per inch deep so an artifact found 12" below the surface could be estimated at 600 years old or so.

I have heard of something called stratigraphy, but I am not certain that is really what i am looking for.

I hope I made sense with this question.
Thank you very much in advance for any information you can give me on this subject.

Sincerely Corey Keyes,
Richmond VA

it is 6.4 inches in size n 2.3 inches in width. It is fully made of brass n about 500grams in weight. It looks very amusing . 

My mother just took a trip to the carribean, Santiago, Dominican Republic to be exact. She brought back a rock from a cave. Weights about 30lbs and has a bunch of fossilized shell structures all around. It almost looks porpusly done. I just need to know what it is.


Looking for someone who can appraise an 300 year old vase recovered from a sunken sea going vessel in 1965.

Found a rock with what looks like a indentation of a foot print. 

While landscaping our front yard, my son found this really old looking tool or stake and we want to know what it is, it's history, and if it's worth anything. We're in Ludowici, GA.

Hello i have recently found what i beleave to be a prehictoric kill site of some sort. And my reason for saying this is I have found some teeth,bones,arrowheads,agate,jasper & few other things... I'm not sure how old they are or if I should contact anybody to let them no about the site I've pulled muilt.. bones,stones with blood stains and I think some tools and stuff are made out petrified wood and jasper... Let me no what I should do I'll send u some photos if that will help y'all out any kind of help I revive will be a huge help thanks for the time Jimmy 

I found what looks like part of an axe or digging tool made of flint ,it has human images on it too

I found a bone that appears to be a human radius bone and it has hardened with petina.  The bone was crafted to have a split end on the narrow side and if you were to add the missing piece that was removed when it was crafted it matches up with the length of my forearm from wrist to elbow.  How can I have this verified and authenticated?  The bone was found near the Dry Frio river in Southwest Texas by the city of Uvalde.  I had already found lots of arrowheads in this area.  Please email me so I can send some pictures.  Thanks

I found a snake fissile in rock can you tell me anything about it or what I should do with it


Fruitlessly, over the years I have attempted to get help in identifying an artifact I found back in 1972 while teaching an advanced diving class in a dark water river. I have photos I can send that clearly show the artifact next to a ruler and also being held showing it's perfect fit in the human hand. Is it possible that someone in your group is willing to share their take on what this artifact is?

The object is 4+ inches in length and near 2 inches in diameter. It is sold and appears to be perfectly petrified. It has a dark chocolate colored patina. It appears to have percussive wear on one end and a smooth thumb indexing notch on the opposite end. It fits perfectly in the hand. On one portion there remains a small linear strip of what appears to be ivory affixed to the solid core bone.

In the general area miles away there have been a number of mammoth and mastodon skeletons have been recovered by archaeologist teams. To me it appears to be a tip portion of a mammoth tusk that was harvested and then worked into a hammer-like tool that was used to work hard objects. There is a well documented history of Paleo man in the area where this artifact was found back in 1972. I believe this artifact may possibly be important as it could possibly show the presence of Paleo Man being present at the same time that the mammoths and mastodons roamed the area. The artifact appears to have become petrified and gotten it's dark brown patina after the tool was made and then separated from it's maker/user.

Recently while I was going through an old dive bag and found this fossil that had been packed away for decades. With it in a mesh goodie bag were the other objects found with it back in 1972.

The mesh dive bag contents included assorted flint flake shards, small chip worked flint rocks, various portions of bone which have a dark brown patina, and a few smooth limestone rocks.

Is there someone who I can send photos to?

Thank You, in advance, for your response.

Bill Anderson


Found a fossil that is vertebrae of some kind. There was lots of similar pieces and other pieces of fossils in the same location. How can I identify what kind of dinosaur I'm possiblly looking at. Thank you 

Have rocks that was give to me for a rock garden  and they found in  alabama big and small that is 340 million years old and was one time on bottom of ocean for millions of years i would like to know more about fossils thats in them ..

I found this clovis..or is it clovis

In 1967 I was 6 years old.  We were in Aspen CO, My father went to see Peter Ustinov (sp?) speaking.  I wondered the hillside and found a fossil.  It is the piece of a jaw, with 4 teeth.  I've kept it in my special memories box since then.  

I've recently moved.  I found myself going through everything, decluttering when I ran across this fossil.  I showed it to a couple people who each felt it was not human, or maybe it was...but the jaw is very old and like a rock, more than bone.  That's why I kept it to begin with.

Where can I take it to see if it is worth looking further into?

I inherited something that may or may not be a dinosaur. It is a huge turtle. I want to send you pictures to see what you think. My late uncle was re constructing it back together. I dont know what to do with it. 

Looks like float copper? Any information woyld be helpful.

While I was walking along the beach today, I had found what appears to be some sort of ring or washer. It is very corroded, and looks very old. It is roughly 2 inches in diameter, and has a hole in it that is roughly 1/4 inch in diameter. I found it along a beach at Orland beach, Florida. Could I get help identifying what it is?

Are there any resources out there that can help in determining when, where or whom may have created a carved rock statue through images?

Boyfriend found a fossiled bone on a beach in Florida. It looks like a piece of a vertebrae, but we aren’t sure. Was thinking about making it into a necklace, but I wanted to make sure its not something rare or important before I do.

I have tried to inset a picture but it will not let me! I have some very strange and odd symbols that I don’t know where they come from or what they mean and I need your help please somebody help me fast!!!! Email response or something so I can send u a picture of them please! 

Hello. My boyfriend who is 65 years old now, has a Stone Ax Head and is trying to find out if it may be worth anything. He has had it since he was a young boy. His step father found it as a child in Kentucky while plowing an area. We would like it if someone could tell us how to get it checked out. Thanks. 



We are on land in Central NC and discovered a old long rock wall on our land is nearly covered with soil and underbrush. Before we disturb it any further, we wondered if there is a way to determine the age, value or significance of it. 

Was telling my grandson of finding mica as a boy in the woods by my house. But after researching mica deposits there is none in Ohio. The Hopewell Indians I have read use to trade for it with Carolina Indians


I found a bone recently and it looks to be old and it seems too big to be a human bone could I get some help identifying it?


so, looking for a partner on this. I’ve found some really cool, really old (I’m positive), artifacts. Like thousands!! And I think it’s three different time periods! If u read these comments, please email me. 

I got a spice tower and I need help to find out what it is I can't find it anywhere

Across from my farm there is a hill. Its the only one anywhere around.. I have found hundreds of arrow heads, tools and other artifacts that are from many different periods of time.  The most amazing  thing I find is  a lot of rock art. I find rocks that clearly depict different  species of dinosaurs and animals and reptiles present during and before the ice age,,. I have even found many that are carved to look like an "ape like" figure so to speak.  I have found what appears to be fossilized mammoth bone sculpted to look like a woolly mammoth according to Dr. Renoud... So I was wondering if perhaps you would be interested in looking at some or all of my artifacts and giving your opinion. I cant find any info that puts humans  with dinosaurs or apes in America...  I clearly have several peices of proof without a doubt,, I have several hundred if not thousands of muesem quality peices. Thanks alot look forward to hearing from you.

I found a Rock with lots of different colors I would like to know how old and where it might have came from who may have color it.

It may just be a peacock stone or rock, , hope this may help ?

I have recently found an instrument that appears to be quite old and has very crude construction out of what appears to be a would either Cypress of Lebanon a very old wood and it has hyroglifics and markings on it that appear to be Egyptian I would like to have it looked at but I don't know where to go to identify it

hello, I have many different rocks and fossils. I also believe some to have gems and geodes. i have tried to identify these rocks by myself but end up getting lost and confused. i believe i have some dinosaur or turtle dung, sea creatures, fossils, bone and eggs, among others. if someone would be willing to help me identify a few of them to get me started, I could continue on. i have been told some are valuable, but I am not sure. i am willing to send pictures. looking forward to hearing from someone and thank you in advance.


Respectfully, Hope Dickey

I found this piece near the ohio river in indiana, I think it's an adze have not been able to find much out about the or if any others have been found in the area but would like to know more a out this piece. I think it's over 10" long.

I have these 2 rocks that I found in my dad's rock collection after he died in 1992. One looks like a sphynx. The other like an alien. Could I send pictures to you to explain them to me?

I was wondering, a friend of mine beleives he may have found a native american burial mound. If someone suspects they have found something like that, is there a agency or group they should inform? I seriously doubt my friend will disturb the area, but I wanted to let him know if he should report it, just in case. 

I've wondered for a while if Archaeologists get paid for finding artifacts or if they find the sites to dig up.

Have lots of what I think is really old artifacts. I just started this but done LOTS of research b4 I started and Paleo has already been found. I think I ahve stuff that is older and also some figurines   Would like for professional look at what I have. 

I stay in palestine TX and I have recently discovered a multitude of Indian artifacts that date back to the prehistoric days. They are so old that some have been crystalized over a time period!! I have arrowheads that are translucent I have jawbones with teeth specimen, nutting stones, totems,and more I need help identifying what I have..i am willing to send pictures of them all

I was recently "gifted" a Native American mandibular jawbone consisting of teeth.  I am as to where I should donate the item.  Would it be best suited in a museum or are there reasons to report it to the police? I believe it was recovered during excavation in Illinois.  

I will upload photos when contacted.

Need help figuring out what my sword says


I think I may have found 2 Indian artifacts here at gulf coast beach. I need help finding out if they are. I have pictures of them if you need them. Thank you

Would greatly appreciate any knowledge/ identification of my 3 mazon creek fossils. Usually I take them to the field museum but can't make it up there. Please let me know if I may send the 3 pictures?Thank you.

I have aquiered what I think are Mound Indian Artifacts. May I send you some pictures of these pieces? They Have snakes, and an animal or man as well.

Very Sincerely, Hatch

Don Hatcher

i found a small rock going through my great grandmas things and was hoping to get some answers i am more than willing to send pictures thankyou for your time,


This Rock is Approximately 6 inches wide and 9 inches tall.  I believe original it was just a bit bigger and had sides all the way around it like a square bowl.

A few people believe that it was engraved a very very long time ago as in thousands of years ago,  and then in the last few hundred years, again, by another culture that may have  found  it themselves, and added to the stone on top of the existing  engravings...

They believe the main largest and deepest  character is a Navajo Yei, from the last few hundred years.

. And the far more faint engravings could date back as far as 5600 BCE.  But that is only based on observations via photos with no real evidence to support such..  

The person I got it from says it came from a town called  Greenbriar in Arkansas,  and that there was nothing else around or with it and that he searched for several months after finding it and not so much as even an arrow head.  Just this stone. However,   It does match other sandstone in the area. (As in within a few miles)

I have posted this in several groups and to date after a couple of years of trying, I have not been able to find anyone that can say they have seen anything else like it, or like the images on it.

  I have sent the photos to many people, and not one person can say what it is for, when, or where it came from ..  some say it must be fake because it just not something a person would find in Greenbriar Arkansas. some say, maybe it was a souvenir from 1930's and was just left there, some say it may have been a trail marker....  lots of guesses, but to date I have not been able to find snyone with anything solid.. other than they think the character is Navajo FEMALE Yei.. (because of the square head..) and rhat it looks newer than the rest of the engravings...

There are a few images that really intrigue me..  one in particular looks like a Carrot or some type of root with a handle on it.  I call it the "carrot sword" 

Another thing is there are small surface  holes throughout the stone and kind of remind me of a constellation.  It almost looks as though something may have been in the holes at one time.

On the top center just slightly right is an image that looks very much like a Minoan Crete Bull.  I included a known petroglyph painting for reference.

Yes it is very clean and may have been cleaned by someone..

I'm looking for help to identify what I think may be a petrified eel head. If you respond I can send pics thanks for any help you can give


Hello, I was looking for water in one of the dry rivers and at a depth of 2 meters I found the water pump inside the hole under the sand i found a small stone with inscriptions very strange, I want you Help to see this stone because I think it was engraved before human history 

Found a rock on my property but have no idea what it is. Could I send some pictures so that you may understand what I'm speaking about. Thanks so much.

The stone I have is really weird it is deffebtally a caveman rock it's a triangle rock with a Indian sign on the back of the rock and on the back the it looks like a skull with a feather looks like.

Hello there,

How are you doing? I have got a unique peace something about Egypt history from my grandfather and really don't know how he got this..! 

Anyway, i want to have more information about this and How much does it worth at this moment..! 

If you know anything or anyone who can help me out with this that'd be really kind of yours.

Thank you



I found a piece of petrified log in the woods in chilton co. Alabama a piece broken off has crystasls would that be quartz. 

Hello. I am trying to find out the general value of a Limestone Door Header I own that came from Kansas. It's a totally authentic hand carved piece that was positioned over the front door of an all limestone home built in the late 1800's. It's got the date of 1896 in the middle in a carved frame with a tilted Star in a circle on the left and a flower in a circle on the right, with a carved border around the whole piece. It's very nice, great detail. I know there are meanings for the various carvings. It's about 8" wide by 13" high and 48" long. It weighs upwards of 300 lbs. I can sure give more information and I do have pictures. I've seen other headers with dates on them there in the same area I acuired mine but none of them have any where near the detail and craftsmanship. I also have pictures of some of them. The one I have is unique and exquisite. It's one of a kind.

Thank you and I await your reply.

Lane Frank

I've been receiving things in the mail that seem to be connected to The King in Yellow and The Order of the Two Worlds. I need help figuring it all out. It doesn't seem like something police should get involved with or could do anything about. Each package I've received has come with quite a bit and the main thing I need help figuring out is I'm receiving rolled up pieces of paper with runic looking writing on them. I can't figure out what language it is exactly but the closest I've seen is old Shaman.

i found this the river.its round with four legs on it ..real heavy.any ways asked a porfessor. at iu..all he could tell me that it was really really old..he said even if the water made it like that it would take years and years..just kinda like to know wat it is and how old ..i have pic if u would like to see it ..its werid cause its heavy,,


Kindly please i do really need your help regarding the book i have came from palestine it wasnt so ordinary book

it has hard wood cover which has written jesus as a tilte i guess that made of gold metal and inside of the book the words are written in 3 languages which is English arabic and french and and the back pages it has also the  the first  image of Jesus Christ..hopefully you can help to determine our valuable thing..thanks

I recently purchased an old book with writing I have not been able to identify. The book has wood front and back. I was going to send pictures but I could not see where to attach them. Is there a way I can send you pictures?

thank you

Hello! My husband is from Ecuador. When he was about 15, he was working making holes in a construction site outside of Santo Domingo, Ecuador. He found clay figures about 10-12 meters down in the ground! He kept them and we now have them in our house (17 years later). I’d love to know if this piece is likely Incan or a Pre-Incan civilization. Also, any recommendations on finding a perfect stand and display box for it? It’s about 4 inches tall and seems to be mostly a head. It is cone shaped and has two eyes, a large nose, a mouth and possible arms and legs etched into the shape. The head it flat and almost looks like a hat.

Found this gold colored disc seam all around edges like two pieces together picture images on both sides script lettering jdsha or jdsha on edge man image with out spread arms wearing Snickers holding sword ring around hand man older seated facing man with out spread arms seems like older man is a royal figure strange disc other side a face image with bun hair like Japan ? Anyway just strange found in Raleigh illinois in farmers deep ditch behind our home . would like to send pictures but not sure how Any help thank you !!!

Found heavy old looking.egyptian or asian intricate cravings of 

Hello -

I live in New York but two years ago sold an inherited piece of land in Frankfurt, Germany to a developer. Last week I received information that during the initial digging remnants after an 8000 year old village had been found, along with ceramic shards and skeletons. I still own a larger area across the road from this site  - still zoned for agricultural use (the piece of land I sold was rezoned for residential use). - I am very very curious if there is a source, or any specific book you might recommend for me to read up on how people during the stone ages lived? I am, of course, also wondering if the recent find will affect the property I purchased across the road...

A long time ago my family found a particular set of rocks. They are all shaped to be smooth on all sides with 2 small notches on the edges on some of the edges. While a number of the stones are all the exact same size, the rest of the stones decrease in size in a continual pattern until it gets to be a small stone. There is also one stone found that is a smooth triangle on both sides similar to an arrowhead, while the other stones are about 1 inch thick with the biggest stones. When looked at before they were dated to be quite old, but no conclusive idea what they were years ago when first looked at. The interesting part of the stones is if you take all the big stones that are the same size they can be fit in together to make a octagon that is smooth fitting like a puzzle. If you take all the stones together it resembles a snake. Any idea what they are or what for?

I found what appears to be a clay carved head on a beach in Scotland. It is a side portrait of a bald man with a large nose. It is the size of a medium beach pebble and looks like grey pebble,, but has indents on back that appears to look like where the fingers would hold the clay. I am keen to know more about the head. I have pictures if this helps identify him. 

Found flat rock with print on both sides , prints almost the same from other side , kinda looks Mayan 

A friend of mine found a bowl which was identified from Iran. In fact, he travelled to Iran to see what it was but no one knew. It as a big bowl but it is not very deep. It has chains and triangular looking leaves running to the middle. It looks very old. Can I please have anyone that could help me?

My name is dawn fillbach i have found two rocks i thought were saganite after looking closer. Im pritty shure i found a baby. Bird embrow perfectly preserved. In crystal and the other rock crystal has a small lizzard that looks kind of like a alligator. With a shorter snout and fatter through the body. I want to get them athenticated so i can find out what they are worth need help to find out what to do.


It's amazing to wonder who carved these things. I would love to see them.  I found polar bears, elephants, large cats lots of snakes and birds. Even faces all carved in quartz crystal here in vermont.

Ialso have picture if yont to see

I bought a box of assorted items from an auction, and at the bottom if the box were 2 big Ziploc bags full of pottery pieces and stone tools with a note saying "Masa Verde CO". Who can I contact about getting more information about these items. I'd really like to know more about what I have.

Have several prehistoric hunting tools that are with out a shadow of a doubt have very details images of dinosaurs carved on them.Will send photos if there's a interest but mostly want them put in a natural history museum for the public to view and enjoy..  Sal 

We found a rock near the trinity river estuary that looks as if it is an ancient kind of rock art. How can I be sure?

So i have inherited alot of jade pieces such as necklaces, wrist bands, figurines, even solid jade disc with weird markings and symbols on them. I have taken to them to a appraiser and jewerly shop. They both say that what i have is very much more and i should contact someone that is in the field of ancient jade artifacts. I have a lot of pictures of items and i would like to know what i really have. Especially with the disc's. Please private message me so we can talk more and i can send you pictures.

My husband works with unloading barges of stone from quarries and found this and brought it home to me. I would love to know what material is on the inside.

I believe to have found a dinosaur egg, its a good size about 9in long and 5in high. I want to get it authenticated,  how would I go about that? 


i found a boulder in an area of a known Indian archeological site and can’t understand what it is. 

Wasn’t listed with the other artifacts found as it was quite camouflage when I almost stepped on it. The boulder itself looks to be approximately 3’ in radius and near the center of the boulder protrudes an “anvil” looking flat portion. Both the sides of the anvil and the top flat portion of the boulder appear to weathered the same. I haven’t been able to find anything online. I reached out to the head of my areas archeological Deprtment and after looking at a few pictures she wasn’t exactly sure to what it is. Anyways I can send pictures. Any advise would be much appreciated. Thank you 


You hit it on the head!  What that is, is an anvil!   Used for breaking large pieces into shape.   If I am correct, the platform should be relatively smooth, and all around it will be pitting and holes where the striking tool would hit the surface!

Information on old ring would be appreciated 

A friend recently gave me a green stone carved into an animal. I have pictures and am wondering if somebody might be able to help me identify the animal and the origins of the carving.

Thank you in advance.

It sounds like you have a ancient indian stone carving, by the mound builders. They were experts in masonary work and carved out many effigany animal stones. If you can send me the pic and i might be able to tell you which animal. Me and my husband has found several of these animal stone carvings in Indiana

I found 2 small rocks with detailed drawings on them and what look like stamps

The stone that you have appear to have a stamp on it you are right I have found similar rocks myself with stamps on I live in Cotulla Texas here I have found where Cotulla got his colors from and I have several rocks was ancient stamps one of the ancient Stones I have has a c on it and is used as a stamp I hope this helped you out

I picked up this stone head 30 years ago outside of Shanghai. I found it in an out of the way place just lying in a corner.
Have had it mounted and owned it ever since. Am interested to know about it and eventually donate to a museum if it is such a piece.

I was at the beach and found a rock i took it home and a week later i clean it off and nkw i see a Egyptian face one it could anyone give me any if on what to do

I would love to see it! I believe I have found one as well

If you found the Egyptian artifact here in North America you're the first person to find Egyptian artifact here in North America I hope this will help

Info: Have been in my fathers family for years and on recent trip my sister and I felt it was time to found out more about them.  Two clay statues appear to be fertility (women)  in nature have pics if it would help?  My parents live near Acambaro in Guanajuato Mexico.  We are back in the states and we are just trying to get a starting point to possible origins or any information at all?  Thank you for your time.


I know my area is known for even the first settlers digging up and leveling ancient Indian mounds. 

I have found many stone tools over the years but a few years back I found a very small clay shaped head near crystals and other out if place small stones. I need to know if this item is of importance. It appears to be in line with ancient aztec or Incan or something if that sort altho we are Ohio!  I’d hate to see yet another important site destroyed. The University of Cinti didnt wven do a prooer thorough excavation of the last mound a couple years ago grom what neighbors all report

Though this is only about 1.5inches across you can see his eyelids, the wicen squares all across his cap, you can see the face cover over his nose and mouth, the twiated rooe design of the arched headdress, the same edging on large round ear plugs and more!

can anyone advise me or does anyone have any interest in such items. BTW, in more recent years we inhabited in this area by the Cherokee and the Shawnee and I believe this was long before them.

It could be hard to tell the difference between pre North American Indian artifacts and North American Indian artifacts but always remember the stones on this planet we're used by early humans also United States doesn't recognize sandstone and natural cement as Stone Age stone tools and artifacts we are working on that as we speak and yes what you have is of importance one rock can change history

I bought a very unusual Jade Sphinx vessel at a San Francisco estate sale.The sale also included important Chinese pottery that sold for thousands of dollars and was all encrusted with clay.  The Sphinx is intricately carved with images that appear to be Iberian, and the face looks like a Budda. It appears to be a silk road artifact.


Hello i need your help. I found an ancient book that looks of ancient.egyptian text

 What do i do? 


Hello, We have artifacts that my father discovered on a trip to Curnavaca Morelos in small towns in mexico City , These artifacts were uncovered by accidentto whom can we speak to to verify the aauthencity of these items ?

Info: Have been in my fathers family for years and on recent trip my sister and I felt it was time to found out more about them.  Two clay statues appear to be fertility (women)  in nature have pics if it would help?  My parents live near Acambaro in Guanajuato Mexico.  We are back in the states and we are just trying to get a starting point to possible origins or any information at all?  Thank you for your time.


I would like to know and understand why the Cotzumalhaupa Nuclear Zone at I believe, the Bilbao Mesoamerican site, is called the "nuclear" zone. Please, a simple answer if possible, I am not an archaeologist, I'm just a writer.

Thank you in advance!

Charles J. Louis

I have a very old native american sword. Can anyone help me identify its origins?

I own a Mushroom Stone that was uncovered from the highlands of Guatemala. It is a 30cm tall statuette of a man, crouched and sitting on a tripod base, hand on chin, with a mushroom growing from his head. Although it is a nice mantelpiece decoration in my home, I believe it is better suited for a museum where it can be studied and viewed.  However, I have never had it authenticated.  Please let me know who I can contact to get it examined.

I have a large collection of indian artifacts found near the southern Kansas Oklahoma boarder.   I would like to donate them for study.  All were found in a site of long settlement by anchient native americans.

Hello I am trying to get some help trying to identify some artifacts or find somewhere to go and get a professional to look at them can anybody help me  

I am looking for somone who can help me study up on ancient sumerian mythology and culture. 

Sumerians did not have mythology. They were the first civilization, and mythology is handed down. Their stories are either based on events that took place, or there was an earlier civilization that has yet to be recognized. The more you look into the past, the more you will realize how much of it we got wrong. There is plenty of new science and evidence out there that is not being taken into consideration simply because of the ego of archaeologists. You should investigate for yourself. A good place to start is by googling Out of Place Artifacts. Good luck.


My friend has it in Texas. Trying to find out more about it.

I have a friend who has a petrified rock with a bug on it and a baby bug.Would anyone be interested in this?

we found a copper or maybe brass art piece, Its definently chinese but we dont know where its comming from exactly, we have pictures if you would like to see we need someones oppinion. It looks like from the old chinese era. it would seem to be a monk its not a painting but its made out of something

I know where the lost ark is.please contact me if you can help me find Some one To listen

I need your help regarding archaeology, as we found a number of stone, idol, some strange language written on stone. Also complete foot print on granite rocks and small 7 holes on rocks. I have taken the pictures. Here in comments Windows have no option to attach pictures. Please help me out.

Thanks and regards,

i have a stone that I found in a river bed upstate ny . It has what appears to be a face carved in it. I am looking to find out more about its history and if there isn’t any value to it. 

Hi I found this rock at my job and I was wondering if anyone can tell me what it is, it’s like silver but more shinier like diamonds glistening 

Awhile back, I read that the Egyptian Pharaoh Merneptah had stated somewhere, either on papyrus or on a stele or elsewhere, that the western part of the Nile Delta had been unoccupied for generations. Did he make such a statement?

This looks like a piece of turtle or something old with skin still on it. Do you know what it could be? I have pictures but can't attach them.

I was working one day where they were hauling in and out dirt.for building big companies,I'm Florida... Anyway my boss told me to look for. Sharks teeth because it started to rain... So at the end of the day I had found a bunch.. And I also found a piece that looks to be as if it is a dinosaur bone... He told me that there was this guy that used to work for him that had forgotten a missing piece to a dinosaur. And it was worth a bunch of money.. So I believe that I found a dinosaur bone... How can I find out if my piece is defiantly what I believe it is? And it's worth!

what is dowsing rod by L-rod and how can i find gold by thid?

My dad recently passed away and I've taken to some of his antiques. I have come across this picture from back in slavery years very interesting piece of history. I would love to know more expert opinions on where and what it's from. 

Hi I have a few rock I wanted someone to look at I have tried  looking them up on the net but can't find anything like theses is there somewhere I can send pictures 

This is the only one on this planet.

I have part of a head of a vertibrate that is pressurved fossilized flesh. There are blood vessels, muscle fiber, skin with surface texture, a preditory tooth hole, a claw mark and evidence of a wound to roof of mouth that  was half healed at time of death. No one believes me, i cant identify it because it's undiscovered species. Face and size similar to equestrian so i call it Mr. Ed.


Hello, Is it possible to work as an American archaeologist abroad while hopping from job to job? I know that field projects do not typically last long or pay well for those who are fresh out of school, but can one, for example, backpack through Europe and take up any available projects continuously? - Thank You

If dinosuars had better eyes than us and could see more of a color spectrum than us and the colors on their feathers reflected this and went beyond our visual spectrum, if we could see those feathers today how would they look to us?

We found an arrowhead in a storage locker at an auction.  I would love to send a couple pictures to an expert to find out it's origin and possible worth. Thanks!

I have dug up several rocks with images of prehistoric animals and people on them. There are images of snakes attacking snakes, dinosaurs,everythingin their path. Images of cavemen looking at the sky in awe. Images of everything drowning in mud and frozen under water. I want to share this find but who do I contact?

Could i send 2 pictures to an expert to identify what kind of skull we have unburried under and old house in central indiana? 

I am currently writing a fictional novel involving a rescue/salvage archaeology dig that takes place in the Middle East. The book is set in 1984, and the archaeologists in the book have a very limited time to excavate and record as much as they can at the site before they have to leave. I would love to correspond with someone regarding things such as best practices, instrumentation, and methodologies that would have been used in the early and mid-80s. I also have several questions regarding potential obstacles for rescue/salvage digs during that time. Thank you for any help you can provide in this endeavour.

If weathering on the Spinex is caused by rain could it be an example of when the weather changed the Shara desert into a green lush land? A rain pattern that has been documented to change?

I find a lot of small wood carvings in my horses field they are all in the same place in a part of the field where it is quite peaty ground. I've got hundreds mainly birds but some roman soldiers or other animals the field is about half a mile from a roman fort have pics of some but they look better in real life. I clean them then put a coat of varnish on to protect them

My brother in law has uncovered a large amount of mexican artefacts on his property. He is interested in someone being able to authenticate, date and value these pieces. Can you help???

I have what I believe to be a fossil, or some type of "foot" imprint my mother found before I was even born. She found it in a creek bed and I tried to attach a picture of the "rock" but was unable to do so. My mother always wanted to know if it was, in fact, an actual fossil. She's been gone now about 5 years I came across this "rock" as my father was using it for an ash-tray and I would just like to get a professional opinion. Please let me know how I can send you a photo of this stone. Thank you so very much and I hope to get a response from someone.

 Nicole E. Young.


I have a raised design rock that my father took from an archaeological site somewhere. I will post a picture. I would like to find out information about the rock and possibly have it returned to where it came from. How would I upload a picture?

I would like some help in identifying some artifacts. They consist of small clay items. a stone pipe. and a section of sculpture.
I can e-mail pictures.


I recently recieved photos of carved bones possibly from the sand dunes in Venezuela and 2 dagars with sheaths of unknown origin that I would like an oppinion on.  They came from an old man (93yrs old), who traveled to Venezuela approximately 60 years ago and hiked the sand dunes and found the bones in a cave.  He went back to the same site about a week later and  the cave was covered by dunes.  It is unknown where he got the dagars from but he has had them for many years.  Please let me know if I can forward the photos so you can have a look.

Thank you


I'm from southwestern Virginia/northeastern Tennessee, and this object was found more-so in southwestern VA. It's my grandparent's & I was wondering what this artifact may mean/is? It appears to be a paddle (but short, it's hard to explain without showing you, not like a paddle that you'd row a boat with). The laddle part of it appears to be some type of bird etched into it, and the handle has, what appears to be, a stem with thorns coming out of it. I would say it's mountains but like I said it seems to be "thorns". A lot of the stuff my grandparents have, my grandfather actually got out of a burial ground(s) when he was young. We have no idea what it could mean or what it is. I'd be glad to send a picture (if I knew how lol).

Hi guy's,i found strange tube like bone in limestone alone a river, I can't identify.this petrified bones are all tube like,they range about 10mm * 2mm to 100mm * 30mm. I also found graveyard of small snails by the thousands embedded in limestone.can I get e mail so I can send photos 

Do artifacts look different or age different found in sand vs found in wetter soils? And do they get minerial deposits the same? Thanks

I have a petrified wood

Hello my name is Rebecca

I was wondering if anyone out there could help me find out where I could take a scarab rung that my father gave me to see if it is authentic. The ring is amazing and I'm in love with it and I would love to know the history of this ring. But I have looked everywhere and have had no luck. If someone could point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated! I currently reside in Tampa Florida Thank you all in advance!

Hi, kindly help me identify my stone from a photo that I have.

We found an usual rock in my friend's backyard...What the heck is it? About 1-1/2" by 1-3/4", it most closely resembles a ball of yarn, but that makes no sense, right? The surface is medium brown that looks like someone applied a dark stain to it, to look antique. Weird huh? I wanted to attach a few pictures to give you an idea, but I'm not sure if I can do that here...suzanne miller.



I have noticed in a local strem a large bolder/rock that have multiple indentation (8-12) on top of the rock.. it appears they remind me of a mortar bowl for grinding some down... Is there any other pictures know or examples I can compare these to? 

I have found a bone but i don't no what it and how old

I found what is to believe an old indian tool or hunters tool in a river.  I have contacted Portland State Univ with different departments and they don't want to take a look at or help me.  Who can help me out?  I can take pictures and give measurements

Old well used carved wooden bowl with effigy

I purchased a copper bangle from a random thrift store, it has 6 unknown letters on it, the bangle is copper and a bit worn out and dusty. It has a pattern swirl dragon like design on the sides of the bangle and small 2 turquoise stones. I have asked a few people and one person suggested that it was an archaic version of the Nagari alphabet, an Indic language or it could possibly be Tibetan or something related, another said it can be Hindi. I would really like to know what it says and also know if it's an artifact. Please Help, I would appreciate it immensely! 

Dear Institute,  I have an interesting jug.  I am unable to identify it.  I found something similar, but this jug is in very good condition.   It has red lines and raised sunflowers.  Is there a way to find out about it?

I found some sort of rock it looks kind of like a lava rock but bigger. I was in the country of Guatemala near the Mayan ruins, I am curious to find out what it is? I am not sure if it is rock of some kind, asteroid, bone or what? It looks like it could be any of these things.

i found a round rock a little bit smaller than a golf ball grey or milky white with specs on it smooth but when you rub it it turnes shiny and blue for a while then it turn back to its original colour

I've looked at many images of arrow and spear points from different periods. I'Ve seen some that have close simularitys to mine, including some fluted arrow/spear heads from the Clovis period. Very interested to know what I have. Was found near a waterfall in the smokey mountains. Any input would be much appreciated. I couldn't figure how to attach an image but if I receive a response I will attach to email. Thanks

Hello, I am inquiring for a friend of mine who has been a regular traveler to  Costa Rica for 30 - 40 years. During this time he has collected and or received as gifts many cultural artifacts that are amazing, not to mention the intricate detains of his collection. At present his collection is over two hundred different artifacts, cravings, paintings consisting very intricate art craved in many different types of wood from tree stumps to fine woods. I think many of his items are very valuable and detail the history of Costa Rica as well as Colimbian and the Inca's many items very old and dated. I would like information as to who we could contact to appraise these items, so we can understand the importance of securing these items and protecting the heritage and the history.

Hi, this is my first time on this site.  I am looking for info on a bowl that I have that appears to me to portray a shamanic tranformation.  The bowl was unearthed in Central America and I believe shows the legendary "Monkey God" that is mentioned in the Ciudad Blanca descriptions.  I have tried to contact several archeologists, and the only reply that I received was essentially. "I didn't find it, so I won't waste my time examining it"!  Well, I didn't find it either, it was dug up by a guy getting dirt to make bricks.  If you have any interest, send me your email address and I will send pictures.


For as long as I can remember I have Physically been dreaming of egypt. So without going into the whole story of how it came into my possession..I Know what an Ankh symbolises..BUTTT this is sterling silver with symbols that do not match egyption hieroglyphics..So I was wondering if there wes anywhere I could send a photograph of my Ankh to tell me more about the symbols engraved into it....whether being real or just Art. Xx



My sister found a possible indian artifact, a stone with engravings in it, in upstate NY. Who can we take it to and see if it is and what is means?

Found human teeth fossil in this possible

On our Christmas tree farm located in the Coast Range of Oregon, there is a  small cave through which runs a seasonal creek.
Found a fossil bone there underground, washed atop a sandy beach.

To my amateur’s eyes, it appears to have numerous features unique to anthropoids and bipeds, but with grossly distorted proportions including hugely overdeveloped linea aspera.

Measuring only 110 millimeters long, I discounted this possibility of it being from a hominid, until recently, upon seeing an x-ray of a woman with a dwarfish body plan who had similarly pronounced linea aspera.

Interested? How do I send photos?

I was digging a barbecue pit when I came across a medal with a leather string, it looks casted and not of any modern century, it has a dragon on one side very Viking like and a prehistoric carving looking of a man on horseback with arrow and a bagpipe on back or arrows, and it's pure silver like it's straight from the mine, not 925 like most silver and it's softer. People have offered me some money for it,not real big money but bigger than most would offer for a silver medal, o yes it's about a once, heavy feeling for a half dollar size. The symbols is what amazes me. And the stone color beads that meet the medal two on each side. And I found it in Yonkers NY.

I believe that this may be a fossilized skull of some sort and would really like to find out for sure or where i can take it to have it examined....

The stone spheres (or stone balls) of Costa Rica are an assortment of over three hundred petrospheres in Costa Rica, located on the Diquís Delta and on Isla del Caño. Locally, they are known as Las Bolas (literally The Balls).

Could These ball shaped stones be currency also?

Rai stones were quarried on several of the Micronesian islands, mainly Palau, but briefly on Guam as well, and transported for use as money to the island of Yap. They have been used in trade by the Yapese as a form of currency.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I found a funny looking blue rock whilst digging a well in Freetown, Sierra Leone and I dont know what it is.  I dont want to raise any alarms with the Sierra Leone officials so I wish to seek your help to identify this material. I have a series of photos and would like to share with you. Hope to hear from you soonest.

I am trying to teach an Egypt expert.  I found a rock with carvings in Egypt over 17 years ago, while walking in the sand.  I don't believe it's anything special but...

Who can I contact and share pictures and location details on where I found it.

Thank you in advance

How did the political structure of the Persian Empire influence the politics of neighboring civilization? Also, how did the political structure of the Persian Empire influence the politics in subsequent eras?

im the owner of this old looking chalice with a missing stem. Where the stem would of attached is this old black like adhesive and from what i read romans and other groups like that used a type of black birch tar..or can also see these weird carvings all over it...the piece is copper based I believe, but it looks like its layered see layers of metal when looking down at the lip of the this anything sigmificant..or just crap

Trying to see how old this cross is woth symbols of christ on one side and aliens on other can you help me?

I found a rock on a job site the rock appears to have grown around or solotofied around some kind of manufactured odject it resembeles a screw or bolt it looks very old like whatever ot was is turning into rock or crystal itself i was going to try to break the rock to see if i can get ot out bit im afraiad of destroying the object are finds like this rare or does it happen alot

I was once at a beach up in Maine when I was younger and brought this egg shaped stone with me. Its smooth and a grey and white tone with black spots sorta like indents in it. It also appears to have formed some sorta crystal like specks on it as well. I searched to see what it is and im still not sure. Would you happened to know?

I found a very interesting painted stone on the beach.  It is triangle shaped and appears to be very old.  Who can help me identify it please.  


I was walking up hill here in Traverse City, MI and thought I saw an old dirty Petoskey stone...when I picked it up I thought I saw the number I broght it in my apartment and washed it...I could not make out what it was, so used a magnifier...this old stone has several numbers and markings..I think I see the letter F. These numbers and letters?  are very hard to see...I looked on line and saw a find someone made that looked similar. In the 1800's;. but this stone is now missing; except, for the few pictures taken of it...could what I found be important?  If so who do I show this to?  This stone is oval and fits easily in my hand..color is brown gray.

I found old rings plus some old stuff in mountain graves for hemyares.. Over 2000s years old

How can I verify how old my items

Hello, I was wondering about a curious topic that mostly took my thoughts away . * Does this value anything, found it

In earth one time when i was in a walk near to a montain after a lot of burring I discovred this fabulious object. Once at home I tried to know more about it on the net but didn't reach a single information . I also noticed that is nearly unbreakable concluding this last from many tries in goal to smash it, need to know the name of this blowing-mind rock and more importantly the value. thanks and great's . Hope to contact me very soon

Hello my wife and I was outside cleaning up our yard and found this arrowhead can anyone please help thanks 

I found what I thought was wood in the ocean. Looks to be some sort of large odd looking bone. How can I get it identified?

I'll try to explain the situation well enough.  I'm endevouring to write a work of fiction in which our myths, legends, and stories of magic are more or less "real" but the energy of the supernatural was sealed away long ago, until 1923 when an acheologist goes on a dig (unknown to the wider public) in which he finds a site with carvings and such that suggest multiple cultural influences, and "unlocks" magic from a fount of energy.  Eventually the supernatural makes a comeback in the wide world, and a war between humans and mythical monsters ensues.

For this endevour I need to know some about archeology to be believable--like what tools were used, how the dig went underway and what the process would be like (esp. in 1923) and where a place like this (a fount of primordial "magic" energy) could possibly be.

If you could offer information that would be helpful, answering those questions and offering any other info you might find pertinant, that would be appreciated.

Good Evening. I think I have found ancient fishing weirs using Google maps...(they are fishing wiers, I am just not sure if the are unknown) .from what I can tell they are identical to those in Qimei. I have counted over 50 and can find no information in my research about them being documented.....ever. I have found other interesting finds that connect Qimei to the site in which I located the fishing weirs. I can also imagine a few other pieces of history playing out due to the location and expansion of similar fishing wiers. I am wondering who I talk to to tell about what i have found. It is not in the US......but it is without a doubt a site of a very productive ancient civilization. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I've found a strange thing in the ocean water near the beach. It looks like brown clay candle holder/plate/cup .... Can someone contact me so I will send you pictures and we will figure out what is it ? 

Need help identifying.

Hi so my cousins had a friend who has passed and he had a spiral Notebook and it's got some crazy alphabet or symbols in it as if it were a language and we would really love to know what it is or what it says it's sorta become a thing we've been trying to find ourselves but it's not looking like anything we find we would love to hear from you !

I found a rock in a creek in Missouri it looks like a axe head or something that resembles that. It has a  groove in it that kind of look like your palm where your thumb runs down to. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I have what I suspect to be an "ancient" ring that was found in europe. It was found among other items identified as being from the viking era. I was just wondering if I could get some help identifying it. I am not interested in value or authenticity but just wanted some information about the ring. Any help would be greatly appreciated! 


I am working on a project here in Hawaii to identify and map an ancient trail along the coast of the island. This trail is several hundred years old but has fallen out of use for the past few decades.

Besides using old maps, what are some strategies that could be used to identify the route of an old trail?

Is there anything that would happen to the sand/ground/rocks BELOW the surface of the trail after years of use? What would that compaction look like today? What things to look for?

Would the trees (if there are any in that area) provide any record/information?

As far as objects that may have been dropped by the ancient users, how far under the surface would you expect them to be after 100 years? Any tips to find/identify?

I really appreciate any tips you can provide!! Thank you very much for your help.


Hello :D

I recently found on internet this video claiming to have found huge petroglyphs (or something like that) in Krasnoyarsk, Russia ( Do you know anything about that? Are they really petroglyphs? I searched the internet but found nothing about them... if they're really ancient "rock paintings" (like maybe the Nazca ones), is it possible that no one has seen and studied them before? 

Thank you so much.

Hi my name is Domenick and I am 22 years old, I've picked up this strong interest for ancient civilizations after seeing videos on past discoveries. Now I'm completely aware that real life findings are nothing like movies or video games but me and a few friends figured hey why not study research and maybe even try to locate a lost ancient civilization. I know it sounds like we're in over our heads but we don't have our hopes too high, it's just for the sake of education and a little adventure. My question to you is are there even any lost ancient civilizations to be found or have they all been discovered? If not then where exactly in the world should we be looking and research? Your profession is valued by us and we are looking forward to hear back from you as well. Thank you so much for your time!


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