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10,000-year-old weapon found in Windsor, Ontario

A paleoindian speartip has been found at the site of a new arena in Windsor, Ontario.

Newmarket archaeologist Kim Slocki said she found a single “projectile point” in her pre-construction survey of the site of a new arena.

“It’s at least 10,000 years old,” Slocki said.

She said the artifact comes from Paleoindian hunters often called the “first people of Ontario.”

Other archeologists familiar with the area said her find is at least 7,000 years older than anything previously discovered there.

Neal Ferris, former regional archaeologist and heritage planner for the province, said Slocki’s find is the first in the Windsor-area going back to the era of Paleoindians.

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