The mysterious story of the Nampa Figurine begins in 1889 near the town of Nampa in southwestern Idaho (USA). A group of workers was searching for water, so they started digging a borehole with a steam pump. Their goal was to create a well. When they got to 295 feet (90 meters) underground, dirt and bits of clay started being spit out of the hole. One of the pieces depicted a female human form – the so-called Nampa Figurine. Here comes the most mysterious part: at such depths, the workers would have drilled through a geological formation which is approximately 2 million years old from the Pliocene-Pleistocene transition. This makes the figurine very out of place, as modern humans (Homo sapiens) who were capable of creating artifacts started developing 500,000 – 300,000 years ago according to modern science.