Hello everyone! This is my first post on The Straight Dope forum, so I hope I’m not posting this in the wrong category.
Anyway, someone pointed out a link to me about a Roman sword found on Oak Island (yeah, oh boy). In the article, the researcher was making claims about the sward being “100 percent confirmed” as Roman, as well as going off on how dangerous discoveries like this are to the mainstream establishment (stuff like this always raises red flags for me). I’m about 99.9% sure this “single most important discovery for the Americas” is just a load of bull. I know for sure the lead researcher has flimsy qualifications at best, as he has been mentioned on a pageon Jason Calvino’s website at least once. Have any of you guys heard of this “discovery” or the show it’s featured on? And if you have, can you point out any good sources for debunking it? Thanks!