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Tektyty i szkliwo impaktowe w świetle badań i odkryć archeologicznych na świecie

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Tektites and impact glaize in the light of research and archaeological discoveries in the world

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It should be emphasized that the tektites have been permanently linked in many regions of the Earth with the history of mankind. One of the oldest finds is the Vltavite amulet, which was found in a Cro-Magnon settlement, that is 29,000 years ago. Prehistoric tools made of tektites are found at various archaeological sites around the world. Wherever there are tektites, man has used them in various ways: as tools, objects of worship, magic objects or healing objects. They also appear in many legends as magic stones, e.g. in China in the 10th century AD, tektites were collected as “stones of the god of thunder”. Some shamans believe that they have the power to transmit and receive messages over long distances and that they have properties that protect against disease. Aborigines in Australia believed that they had enormous power in rites of raining down and that they were also remedies for many ailments. In fact, tektites have always been associated with magic, highly appreciated by people and they are still enjoys great interest among scientists all over the world. The above conclusions can be reached by analyzing many discoveries and scientific research in the areas of tektite occurrence.







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