This Newly Discovered Fishing Village Dates Back To the Ice Age!

Older than the pyramids in Egypt, archaeologists have discovered a 14,000-year-old fishing village on Triquet Island on the shoreline of British Columbia. Find out more about this amazing discovery here!

Bruce Boyena
Created By Bruce Boyena
On Apr 11, 2017
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Archaeologists working in Canada recently made an astounding discovery on Triquet Island in British Columbia: a 14,000-year-old fishing village that dates back to the ice age and is older than the Egyptian pyramids.

Alisha Gauvreau, a PhD student of anthropology working on the site, spoke about the experience of finding out just how old the artifacts they found there were.

I remember when we get the dates back and we just kind of sat there going, holy moly, this is old. What this is doing is just changing our idea of the way in which North America was first peopled.
I remember when we get the dates back and we just kind of sat there going, holy moly, this is old. What this is doing is just changing our idea of the way in which North America was first peopled.
Alisha Gauvreau, The Independent, April 11, 2017

The artifacts found currently include fish hooks, tools for lighting fires, and spears, that do indeed show how civilization began to take shape along the coastlines of North America. But while the age of these artifacts may be surprising, one group of people who aren't particularly surprised by this discovery are the Heiltsuk Nation, the native population of that area whose oral history has long told of early villages there.

To think about how these stories survived all of that, only to be supported by this archaeological evidence is just amazing.
To think about how these stories survived all of that, only to be supported by this archaeological evidence is just amazing.
William Housty, Heiltsuk Nation, The Independent, April 11, 2017

But now, what we'd like to know is...

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