The small figure, skillfully formed in clay has since remained one of the greatest mysteries creating both confusion and amazement among scholars.
In 1912, geologist George Frederick Wright reported the following in his book Origin and antiquity of Man: “The record of the well shows that… they had penetrated first about fifty feet of soil, then about fifteen feet of basalt, and afterward passed through alternate beds of clay and quicksand… down to a depth of about three hundred feet when the sand pump began to bring up numerous clay balls, some of them more than two inches in diameter, densely coated with iron oxide…”
Researchers also discovered that the figurine was colored with iron oxides which properties are belonging the deposits from the 300-foot level from where the figure was recovered from. According to geological evidence, the strata at this depth is believed to be at least 2 million years old.
However, the discovery of the figure, its characteristics and most importantly its age, do not agree with mainstream views of history and evolution. As a matter of a fact, the existence of the Nampa figurine is considered as impossible by most scholars today.