Friday, March 20, 2015

10,000-Year-Old Stone Tool Site Discovered in Suburban Seattle

Archaeologists surveying the waterways of suburban Seattle have made a discovery that’s likely the first of its kind in the region — an ancient tool-making site dating back more than 10,000 years.

The find includes thousands of stone flakes, an array of bifaces, scrapers, and hammerstones, plus several projectile points, some of which were fashioned in a style that experts describe as “completely new” for this region and period in its history.

Western Digs


Joanne Casey said...

Hard to imagine life 100 years ago never mind 10,000

Mutil8or said...

No doubt, considering that most of the Innovations we use in our daily lives where introduced only in the last 100 years...
when I take the younger members of the family hiking, it is a challenge to get them to see beyond
the rock art and ruins. To realize that people, with the same basic needs as modern humans build these things..that the only real difference is the level of technology.
Getting them to notice a tool make or a finger print in the mortar of a ruin and explaining the love and attention, the hopes and dreams put into the construction.....damn I love the desert!