This is a difficult question best suited for a
forensic scientist, or an archaeologist. Firstly,
the question to be asked is how old is the
bold. Secondly, how old is the
sidewalk? If these can be determined and are
the same, then a good guess is that the newly
bought bolt was hammered into the sidewalk.
How would the ages of the bolt and the
sidewalk be determined? If it is a concrete
sidewalk, a cement chemist would be able to tell
the age from the way the concrete looks under an
The age of the bolt, one might be able to tell
using a suitable dating method.
On the whole, it is a very difficult problem to
answer in the general case. In the specific case
that the bolt looks somewhat new, one could go to
Home Depot and look for similar bolts, and then go
on from there.
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