65-135 million years ago
Frank and Emma Hahn were hiking in the London Texas area and discovered a rock outcropping with a handle sticking out of it in 1938. They removed the nodule containing the handle. It was not until 1946 or 1947 when the rock was broken open revealing the hammer head. One report stated that the rock containing the hammer was sitting loose while the original discoverers account stated that it was buried in the outcropping. The artifact is located at the "Creation Evidence Museum".
The hammer was removed from the surrounding landscape without being photographed eliminating any proof of what geological strata the hammer originally layed in. The Carbon-14 dating of the wood indicated a median year of 350 years old. Only a minimal amount of fossilization had occurred on the wood handle indicating a recent origin.
The area which the rock was removed as well as the nodule is in is from is from the Cretaceous Period (65-135 million years ago). A Photo K16 test was performed on the iron of the hammer and found to be very pure with no bubbles which, according to the "Creation Evidence Museum" cannot be consistently produced with today's technology.The handle appears to have been cut off rather than broken and the darkened areas of the handle is where it has partially turned to coal. In the nodule are Cretaceous period fossils of shells.
There is sufficient evidence to suggest that this hammer is of ancient origins but not conclusive.
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