Friday, September 16, 2005

Human Artifacts Found In Idaho

The headline read "A Spectacular Find in the Mountains of Idaho. What was it? A non-interbred family? Well, no. It was a spear point. "But this isn't just any old spear point. Believed to be 11,000 years old, the carved obsidian spear point may be the oldest human artifact ever discovered in the state."
It was found by a Denise Stark, who works as an environmental planner and archaeological tech. "It's believed to date to the late Pleistocene period when it would have been used to hunt big game, including bison, elephants, camels, horses, mountain sheep, elk and deer. (Yes, elephants and camels in Idaho.)"
If you want to see something like that, the spear point "will be sent to the Idaho Museum of Natural History on the campus of Idaho State University in Pocatello."
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