Monday, July 5, 2010

Archaeological discover near Yellowstone

An ancient dart has turned up near Yellowstone* after being buried in snow for perhaps 10,000 years. It's pretty old technology, a 42" dart that would have been hurled by an atlatl. Although the Aztecs were still using both bows and atlatls to fight the Spanish, in most places the atlatl was replaced when the stringed bow was invented. Cool stuff.

Expect more archaeological find to emerge from melting snow in the coming years.

*They're not saying exactly where, no doubt to protect the site from vandals and looters.

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