Monday, July 16, 2007

Archaeologists find artifacts in Beaverly
UNBC students have been quite successful in their work in the first anthropological dig in Northern B.C. since 1975. They found over 100 artifacts dating at least 400 years old.

“The vast majority of it are stone tools... manufacturing flakes,” UNBC anthropology professor Farid Rahemtulla said. A number of these found tools have been projectile points. Many of the points are broken, possibly through the manufacturing process. This leads Rahemtulla to believe that the Beaverly area is an ancient First Nations camp, and that they went away to hunt, where their unbroken projectile points should lie.