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LaraLuvrrr
30-03-08, 22:34
Hey, I know this is kinda random but I got a stone from a trip to the Yucatan Peninsula last summer and I got it in a site they were still excavating in the Mayan ruin Coba. And I think it may be an artifact like a piece of a stella, the large stones that have carvings on them. It doesnt look like an imprint of a shell or twig of anything it kinda looks carved. Some of the stellas were ruined so I dunno if this could be a piece of it any opinions? :) <a href="http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g187/agg188/?action=view&current=stone.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g187/agg188/stone.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Tidus
30-03-08, 22:37
Hey, I know this is kinda random but I got a stone from a trip to the Yucatan Peninsula last summer and I got it in a site they were still excavating in the Mayan ruin Coba. And I think it may be an artifact like a piece of a stella, the large stones that have carvings on them. It doesnt look like an imprint of a shell or twig of anything it kinda looks carved. Some of the stellas were ruined so I dunno if this could be a piece of it any opinions? :) <a href="http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g187/agg188/?action=view&current=stone.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g187/agg188/stone.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Oh wow...i think you have something there. Unless its just an oddly cracked rock, which I doubt, it looks like you have an actual artifact there!:jmp:
I'm overenthusiastic, but congratulations! The oldest thing I have is a silly nail from the old west gold rush...lol hope yours turns out to be authentic!

Hairhelmet12
30-03-08, 22:42
I agree! that does look like one! congrats! :D

Rivendell
30-03-08, 22:52
Well it's cool, whatever it is :tmb:

Moving to Gen Chat, as it's not really 'Underworldy' ;)

LaraLuvrrr
30-03-08, 22:54
Well it's cool, whatever it is :tmb:

Moving to Gen Chat, as it's not really 'Underworldy' ;)

Lol yea I wasnt sure where to post it.

Beanz
30-03-08, 22:56
Hey, I know this is kinda random but I got a stone from a trip to the Yucatan Peninsula last summer and I got it in a site they were still excavating in the Mayan ruin Coba. And I think it may be an artifact like a piece of a stella, the large stones that have carvings on them. It doesnt look like an imprint of a shell or twig of anything it kinda looks carved. Some of the stellas were ruined so I dunno if this could be a piece of it any opinions? :) <a href="http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g187/agg188/?action=view&current=stone.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g187/agg188/stone.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


Ooh, that's one sext stone ya got there, I think it might well be :).

Welcome to TRF btw :wve:

Shrantellatessa
30-03-08, 22:58
I'm not an expert, but I can say that the carvings look kinda natural, but too perfect to be that natural, so they might be hand-made. You could show that to an expect to get a better opinion about its value, its age, and its significance :)

Quasimodo
31-03-08, 00:26
Looks like the work of salt wedging, a type of weathering. Did you find it in an arid region?

LaraLuvrrr
31-03-08, 00:32
Looks like the work of salt wedging, a type of weathering. Did you find it in an arid region?
No it was on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. The area isnt arid but humid and it rains quite a bit. But it was near a bunch of stella (large carved stones) and some of them were destroyed. I dunno but my gut thinks that since so many storms have gone by there that it was probably part of a stella that got destroyed by wind. Plus I was kinda in an area I wasnt supposed to be cuz it was still being excavated :o lol

Lara.Jolie7
31-03-08, 05:08
wow
looks nice

rowanlim
31-03-08, 05:13
Nice. Perhaps you could contact a local museum? Only an expert can really help in this ;)

I recall there was a TRF member who studied archeology :rolleyes:

ShadyCroft
31-03-08, 08:44
Nice find!

kryptonite23
31-03-08, 09:18
That's nice and IMO there is something written on it ;)

LaraLuvrrr
31-03-08, 18:04
Nice. Perhaps you could contact a local museum? Only an expert can really help in this ;)

I recall there was a TRF member who studied archeology :rolleyes:

Yea I'm sending the photos to some archaeologists. Though I got one back that said its just a piece of limestone LOL. But he only studies archaeology in Florida so I dont think he knows anything other than limestone, the everglades, and Native Americans lol.

Mr K
01-04-08, 11:41
Hey, I know this is kinda random but I got a stone from a trip to the Yucatan Peninsula last summer and I got it in a site they were still excavating in the Mayan ruin Coba. And I think it may be an artifact like a piece of a stella, the large stones that have carvings on them. It doesnt look like an imprint of a shell or twig of anything it kinda looks carved. Some of the stellas were ruined so I dunno if this could be a piece of it any opinions? :) <a href="http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g187/agg188/?action=view&current=stone.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g187/agg188/stone.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

The artefact looks like fossilised cracked mud to me... but I'm not trained in Mesoamerican archaeology so who knows? Maybe?

Just a question, is it legal to take potential artefact out just like that? I'm not accusing you so please don't take me as being rude, I'm just curious, coz I thought tourists need permits to export artefacts.

LaraLuvrrr
02-04-08, 04:02
The artefact looks like fossilised cracked mud to me... but I'm not trained in Mesoamerican archaeology so who knows? Maybe?

Just a question, is it legal to take potential artefact out just like that? I'm not accusing you so please don't take me as being rude, I'm just curious, coz I thought tourists need permits to export artefacts.

Well they didnt have signs that said that. Usually they have signs or something. But if I took it illegally than oops... didnt know. But I really dont think its just a cracked rock. I mean if you google mayan stella you'll see how their murals were carved with tons of lines all intertwined... they didnt just carve simple realistic human figures...

xxitsxnadyaxx
15-04-08, 02:21
wow
finding stuff like this is very cool
ur like a real tomb raider now lol

rr_carroll
15-04-08, 14:06
Sigh. It's probably a layer of something that cracked on drying. I hope so, because otherwise you're probably guilty of taking cultural artifacts out of the country. Why do you think you should be forgiven just because you didn't bother to acquaint yourself with the laws? I suppose you think you can break local traffic laws, too, because no one gave you a course as you entered the country. Ok, you're na´ve. What crappy schools we have.

Aside from law, archaeologists need as many pieces as possible to make the best inference of meaning. Now they don't have it, and the information is lost. Even if you turn it in, the provenance will always be in doubt.

xoger
15-04-08, 17:00
its a stone with the letter R in it