Evidence provided by the Peruvian Ica stones suggests much of we know about prehistoric man and dinosaur could be incorrect. The Ica stones are a historic agglomeration of more than 15,000 engraved stones with images carved through the oxidised surfaces of stones composed of grey andesite with a granite semi-crystalline matrix. The Ica stones portray visible and detailed dinosaurs, complex medical surgery, and forms of advanced technology. The stones, come in an assortment of sizes and are composed of grey andesite with a granite semi-crystalline matrix. This suggests the stone would be difficult to carve.
The images carved onto the surface appear to be in styles which can be recognised as belonging to the Paracas, Nazca, Tiwanaku or Inca cultures, while others are in a style never seen before.
The Ica stones where discovered in 1966 when Peruvian physician Javier Cabrera Darquea was gifted with a stone for his 42nd birthday which portrayed a picture of what he believed to be an extinct fish. Based on Cabrera’s interest in Ancient Peruvian history, Cabrera began collecting more of the stones. He reportedly purchased over 300 of these artifacts from two brothers who also collected ancient Incan artefacts.
Cabrera also acquired these stones from farmer named Basilio Uschuya, who claimed he found an abundance of these stones in a cave recently exposed by a Ica River overflow which destroyed a nearby mountain side. Uschuya refused reveal the cave’s location when prodded by Cabrera however he went on to sell him thousands of these artifacts. There is no doubt that there are fraudulent stones, however this should not discredit the legitimate ones.
Uschuya, after claiming them to be real ancient artifacts, admitted to creating the carvings he had sold and said he produced a patina by baking the stone in cow dung.
Those that say all the Ica Stones are fake have to find a ways around the scientific and archeological evidence, and often, it is ignored. For example, these stones were first discovered and reported by the Spanish in 1535.
“Father Simon, a Jesuit missionary, accompanied Pizarro along the Peruvian coast and recorded his amazement upon viewing the stones. In 1562, Spanish explorers sent some of the stones back to Spain.”
The subject matter includes images of flowers, fish, or living animals, including the more controversial dinosaur depictions, as well as mythological-type beasts (dragon people depicted in photo right) or monsters. Other stones depict geometric images and symbols that correspond with known petroglyphs and geoglyphs. For example, one of the Ica stones depicts a monkey, which is almost identical to one of the Nazca geoglyphs.
(Ica stone carving on the left and Nazca geoglyph on the right)