Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Stash of Obsidian Blades, Hidden for a Thousand Years, Discovered in Oregon

A landowner in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon has made a unique find — a cache of obsidian blades that had been stashed away a thousand years ago or more by prehistoric traders.

Numbering at least 15 in all, the artifacts are double-sided stone blades known as bifaces, an essential part of every ancient hunter-gatherer’s toolkit.

Western Digs

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