Obsidian Bracelet

Dated at 9000BC, the oldest obsidian (volcanic glass) bracelet comes from Turkey, the site of Asikli Hoyuk. The bracelet is almost perfectly regular. The symmetry of the central annular ridge is extremely precise, to the nearest degree and nearest hundred micrometers. This suggests that the artisans of the time used models to control its shape when…

Acambaro figurines

  The Acámbaro figures were uncovered in 1944 by a German immigrant and hardware merchant named Waldemar Julsrud. He stumbled upon the figures while riding his horse and hired a local farmer to dig up the remaining figures, paying him for each figure he brought back. Eventually, the farmer and his assistants brought him over…