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Artifacts hailed as major find

Artifacts hailed as major find
trefwoorden: Canada - Montreal - 8.000 BCE - wapens -
Weapons used more than 10,000 years ago found in the Lac Mégantic region.
The discovery in the Lac Mégantic region of three fragments of spearheads, believed to be more than 10,000 years old, is being hailed as a major find.
The artifacts, which will be displayed at a press conference today, are said to be the first evidence of human habitation in Quebec after glaciers receded and the ice age ended some 12,000 years ago.
They are from fluted spearheads typical of weapons used in the early Paleo-Indian period, which existed from 10,000 to 12,000 years ago.
The fragments are of the Clovis style, which was characteristic of weapons and tools of that era in several parts of North America.
They were unearthed by an archeological team led by anthropology professor Claude Chapdelaine, of the Université de Montréal, on a wooded lot near Lac des Araignées, southeast of Lac Mégantic, 250 kilometres east of Montreal.

Lees verder bij: Montreal Gazette (14 augustus 2003)