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Archaeologist John Maxwell passes up an artifact from the excavation site on Triquet Island. Some of the artifacts were dated to over 14,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest ever sites found in North America. Photo: Grant Callegari/Hakai Institute.

Lost World Revealed: 14,000-Year-Old Village on Triquet Island (Video)

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Archaeologists recently made a groundbreaking discovery on Triquet Island, Canada, unearthing a 14,000-year-old village that sheds light on ancient human settlements. Nestled in a remote coastal area, this remarkable find provides valuable insights into the lives of early inhabitants. The tools recovered from the site have astounded researchers, revealing that the villagers possessed an advanced knowledge of hunting techniques. Among the artifacts, the most intriguing are those associated with deep-sea mammal hunting.

These findings suggest that the ancient villagers possessed remarkable seafaring skills and ventured into the treacherous waters to hunt deep-sea mammals for sustenance. The tools discovered at the site include harpoons, bone needles, and other specialized hunting implements. Such sophisticated equipment implies an understanding of marine ecosystems and the ability to navigate and survive in demanding coastal environments. The existence of this 14,000-year-old village challenges previous notions about the capabilities of early societies and highlights their adaptability and resourcefulness.

Top image: Archaeologist John Maxwell passes up an artifact from the excavation site on Triquet Island. Some of the artifacts were dated to over 14,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest ever sites found in North America. Photo: Grant Callegari/Hakai Institute.

By Robbie Mitchell

 

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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