Ancient spear tip found on university campus
Published on December 10th, 2009 | by Admin1
The find is generating both excitement and anxiety for the university: excitement because of its significance, anxiety because of potential delays such a find can cause to upcoming construction projects.
“It was really cool. I had no idea how much history was involved,” she said. “Since it was that shallow, I didn’t expect it to be that old.”
Peter Lape, an associate professor of anthropology and the curator of archaeology at the UW’s Burke Museum, said Van Wyk’s discovery holds significance.
“People find stuff all the time. But that one projectile point is actually pretty unusual. You don’t see a lot of those,” he said. “That style seems very limited to the Lake Union and Lake Washington area. It’s kind of cool; it’s very interesting.”