Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Archaeologists discover ancient tools in Auburn
An archaeological survey made necessary by an airport construction project has uncovered parts of ancient tools that are thought to date back 9,000 to 11,000 years.
When an archaeologist pulled a pointed brown stone -- an inch long and part of an ancient tool possibly used to clean animal skins -- from the ground west of the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport in December, it was enough to bring a full archaeological excavation to the site.
Last week, a member of a digging team found another piece of stone tool that dig organizers said matches the first piece.