Ancient site of human activity unearthed in Canada
Ottawa, May 31 (ANI): An Ottawa archeologist has discovered a rare site of human activity in Eastern Ontario from between 3,500 and 9,000 years ago.
The spot is believed to have been a temporary hunting and animal-skinning camp. Small stone tools used in skinning, remnants of tools, and waste from the toolmaking process have been found.
Paul Thibaudeau, an adjunct professor at Carleton University, has been leading a team of archeologists, students, and volunteers collecting artifacts from a dig near Casselman, east of Ottawa.
It is only one of a half-dozen sites in Eastern Ontario that are considered reliable evidence of human presence during the period.
Thousands of stone items have been found at what Thibaudeau said was a portage around a waterfall and rapids on the South Nation River, reports Ottawa Citizen.
The stones were used as scrapers, arrowheads and in woodworking, he said.
Thibaudeau said the site likely remained undisturbed because a rise in the land made it unsuitable for farming. (ANI)
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