Ancient campsite found near Niagara Falls

Published on June 16th, 2011 | by Admin


New evidence has been found that suggests campsites lined the Niagara River as far back as 4,000 years ago.

So far, the team has unearthed more than 20,000 artifacts, mostly bits of rock broken off when people were creating stone tools, on the southeastern tip of Grand Island New York, about 12 miles (20 km) upstream from Niagara Falls. The earliest artifacts at the site date back at least 4,000 years, opening a window on a time when people were living a nomadic lifestyle based on hunting, fishing and gathering plants.

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Story: Owen Jarus, LiveScience | Photo: William Huntoon

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