Archaeologists investigating an area located in British Columbia in Canada discovered a deposit containing shells, animal bones and other items that indicate the site of human settlement. Among them 80 tablets and pebbles with images were documented. The discovery was made at the Puntledge RV Campground off Condensory Road by Simon Fraser University professor Bob Muir and his students.
They have uncovered around 80 tablets and pebbles at their 100×120 m exploration site on the traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. The pebbles or tablets are flat pieces of stone with images sketched on one side – symbols which could be interpreted as a tree, feather or a symbol of fertility. The site was initially discovered last year following a barbecue held by the K’ómoks First Nation. A shell was discovered when a roasting pit was dug for the event. The archaeologists found many bone needles used for fishing, harpoon points, herring rakes, and sewing or leather work. They also found preserved deer, elk, dog bones and skulls, but arguably the most exciting discovery was the tablets estimated being about 2000 years old.
(after Comox Valley Record)