The Par-Tee site contains the largest artifact assemblage from the Oregon coast…. Perhaps the most remarkable tools recovered from the site are the remains of at least 23 whale bone atlatls or spear throwers… Several of the Par-tee atlatls are extremely small and were probably used by children.
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From the University of Washington: “Archaeologists are a little like forensic investigators: They scour the remains of past societies, looking for clues in pottery, tools and bones about how people lived, and how they died. And just as detectives might re-create the scene of a crime, University of Washington archaeologists have re-created the weapons used […]
From the Yukon to Norway, climate change has created a new field – ice patch archeology. A revealing new documentary exposing unimaginable human secrets. Watch Secrets from the Ice Read “An Introduction to Ancient Darts from the Yukon“ by Ryan Grohsmeyer to find out more about the dart’s sophistication. See an excerpt with WAA […]
By WES JOHNSON, Springfield News-Leader SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — From her spot inside her family’s 106-year-old barn, Dawn Wagner watched a young spike buck approach an apple tree 13 yards away. Heart racing, she took careful aim and did what ancient hunters did 20,000 years ago to put meat on the fire. Wagner used an […]
By Eric A. Powell for Archaeology Around 8,000 years ago, in the woodlands of what is now the eastern United States, hunter-gatherers began to make stone objects with holes drilled in them that have no parallel in any other prehistoric society. Today, archaeologists call these highly polished and sometimes elaborate objects “bannerstones.” The name was […]