Sunday, August 12, 2007

Alexandria Archaeologists Discover Ancient Artifact
Archaeologists working at Freedmen's Cemetery in Alexandria have unearthed a stone tool believed to be about 13,000 years old.

The artifact was discovered during a dig last week, officials said.

Although the tip of the spear point is broken, archaeologists from Alexandria and Fairfax have identified it as a reworked Clovis point. Clovis points are recognized by their distinctive shape and serve as one of the diagnostic markers for an era known to archaeologists as the Paleoindian period that lasted from as early as 18,000 to about 12,000 years ago.

Hmmm. Don't know where they got the 18k form.

There's video, too.