Out-of-place artifacts

An out-of-place artifact (OOPArt) is an artifact of historical, archaeological, or paleontological interest found in an unusual context, that challenges conventional historical chronology by being "too advanced" for the level of civilization that existed at the time, or showing "human presence" before humans were known to exist. (wiki)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Angkor Dinosaur of Ta Prohm
Baalbek Almost impossible to move with Bronze Age technology.
Istanbul Piri Reis Map at Topkapi Palace
Nasca Lines Supposedly impossible to design without the aid of an aerial view
Pyramids (Memphis) Saqqara Bird
Qutb Minar Iron pillar of Delhi
Salamanca Cathedral of Salamanca's Astronaut
Stone Spheres of the Diquís Inaccurately described as being perfectly spherical, and therefore demonstrating greater stone-working skill than was present in pre-Columbian times. (wiki)


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  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source