Aboriginal artifacts found at bottom of lake

Published on June 6th, 2011 | by Admin

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Traces of an aboriginal presence have been found at the bottom of a lake in Ontario, Canada.

Led by researcher Lisa Sonnenburg of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., the team took sediment samples from a shallow section of Rice Lake -a popular summer vacation spot northeast of Toronto -where prehistoric First Nations were known to have camped soon after the glaciers retreated at the end of the last ice age.

The scientists found more than 150 tiny flakes of quartz in the lake’s murky depths -strong evidence that an ancient shoreline, submerged long ago, was used by some of Canada’s earliest inhabitants as a site for manufacturing spear points, scrapers and other tools for fishing and hunting.

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Story: Randy Boswell, Postmedia News| Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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