Archaeologists conducting salvage excavations at a site on the Exploits River in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, discovered artefacts, including stone tools used 2200 years ago by Groswater Paleoeskimos.
The salvage excavations were conducted at a site that may have been destroyed by the river. Archaeologists discovered potentially 21 archaeological features at the site, the latest indicates that there might have been a fire pit existing here in the past. First radio carbon date from the interior for a Groswater site dated the artefacts to 2200 years in the past. The Exploits River was one of the main highways for three, maybe four different types of Indigenous cultures.
There is a number of sites along the river, which are affected by erosion. Experts state that within a year the artefacts might be be strewn further along the beach and there is a good chance that the archaeological matter in situ would be destroyed.
(after CBC News & Chris Ensing)