Apr 20, 2009
Workers chopping and burning their way throughout the compact tropical forest of Costa Rica to empty an space for banana groves in the 1930s fell upon some unbelievable things, scores of stone balls, many of which were faultlessly round. They were mixed in dimensions from as tiny as a cricket ball to an astonishing 8 foot in width and weighing over sixteen tons. In spite of the fact that the great stone balls are potentially created by the human hand, it continues to be unknown who constructed them and for what intention plus, most difficult to understand, how they attained such spherical accuracy.
[ad#linkunitbox]The stone balls were positioned in groups, each group comprising off three to 50 balls. According to the initial approximations prepared by archaeologists, the period of the balls was related to be the 14th to the 15th centuries of the Common Era when the fathers of Indians, Inca and Mayan, were occupying these areas.
The majority of the balls are constructed of a tough, volcanic rock named granodiorite, although a scattering are composed of coquina, a form of limestone. The quarry from which the granodiorite derived is positioned in the Talamanca mountain range, around fifty miles from the region where the balls were placed. This revelation prompted supposition as to how such enormous stones could have been manouvered over such a lengthy distances lacking current transportation systems.
Because the stone balls were gathered in frameworks looking like planetary constellations, it was implied that they were almost certainly astronomical observation markers, a form of planetarium constructed by individuals from another unknown or forgotten civilization.
In Costa Rica, archeologists have identified and listed hundreds of the balls and if you take a trip to the area, you are able to view some of the stones within the many museums there. In fact, a significant amount of the stones have been moved to influential official structures, such as hospitals town halls and in city parks. The bulk of the stones were transported across the state and just 6 stone balls are noted to rest in their primary locations.
To conclude the source of the Costa Rican stone balls is rather hard. They are flawlessly spherical in shape, cultivated, extremely bulky, and in some cases weighing several tons and constructed of pure hard stone and given their apparant age it is difficult to comprehend how earlier civilisations could have produced such amazing stone objects.
That said of course, the enormity of the Pyramids continues to elude explanation and for that matter, the mysterious stone balls of Costa Rica are no exception. History is peppered with a large number of mysterious and as yet unknown methods of construction and perhaps we just have to accept that some civilizations possessed skills and abilities far greater than we gave them credit for…