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Fri Jun 12, 2020, 03:03 AM

Arrowhead dating back at least 6,000 years found near Williams Lake, B.C.

Ancient arrowhead is the oldest artifact found in the area
CBC News Posted: Jun 11, 2020 6:00 PM PT | Last Updated: 5 hours ago

An arrowhead dating back thousands of years was discovered last week by an archeology team near Williams Lake, B.C.

The artifact, which is estimated to be between 6,000 and 7,500 years old was found at a site south of Williams Lake in soil that had been moved to put in a ditch, following a mudslide in 2019. Using a power screening unit and an excavator, the team uncovered the arrowhead.

Until now, Williams Lake Indian Band senior archeologist and project manager Whitney Spearing said the site was believed to date back about 4,000 years.

"It's unreal," Spearing said.

"People were here thousands and thousands of years ago and we're just putting the pieces back together as a puzzle. We have so little understanding of archeology in Williams Lake, in the Interior plateau as a whole."


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