Palaeolithic stone tools found in East Canada

Archaeologists discovered stone tools along Route 8 near Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, which date to 12700 years in the past.

Stone tool found at the site (by Philip Drost)

Archaeologists discovered the artefacts at a site containing a fire pit and a living floor, dated to between 12600 and 12700 years ago, attesting to the occupation of the area by Palaeolithic people. It is believed that the site was only used for a generation or two, in an area being a shoreline at the time. Archaeologists believe some of the  tools would have originated in region of  Maine, northernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The tools indicate there were likely herds of caribou in the area as they would have been used for working on animal hides, making tools out of bone, and for decorating. The tools also seemed to be reshaped and reused multiple times.

One of the stone tools (by Philip Drost)

(after CBC News & Philip Drost)

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