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Claim CH710.1:

Ica stones, collected by Dr. Javier Cabrera Darquea near the village of Ica in Peru, show ancient drawings of humans hunting or otherwise interacting with living dinosaurs.


Berlitz, Charles, 1984. Atlantis, the Eighth Continent. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, pp. 179-181.
Triumph Prophetic Ministries, n.d., Dinosaurs and man?


  1. The stones are almost certainly modern, created by local villagers to sell to gullible tourists. Two peasants from Callango, Basilio Uchuya and his wife, Irma Gutierrez de Aparcana, have admitted to carving the stones they sold to Cabrera, basing their designs on illustrations from comic books, school books, and magazines (Polidoro 2002).

  2. The stones cannot be dated without knowing their source, and their source has never been revealed.

  3. The Ica stones reputedly give evidence for a highly advanced, very ancient civilization, but no other trace of such a civilization exists. (The Nazca drawings are nearby, but they do not depict any dinosaurs or evidence for advanced technology.)


  1. Polidoro, Massimo, 2002. Ica Stones: Yabba-Dabba Do! Skeptical Inquirer 26(5): 24, Sept/Oct 2002.

Further Reading:

Mathews, David, 2000 (May 27). Domesticated dinosaurs?
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