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14,000-year-old settlement site found in British Columbia

A settlement dating back 14,000 years has been found on Triquet Island in British Columbia, Canada.

“Heiltsuk oral history talks of a strip of land in that area where the excavation took place. It was a place that never froze during the ice age and it was a place where our ancestors flocked to for survival,” said William Housty, a member of Heiltsuk Nation.
Triquet Island

B.C. archaeologists have excavated a settlement in the area — in traditional Heiltsuk Nation territory — and dated it to 14,000 years ago, during the last ice age where glaciers covered much of North America.

“This find is very important because it reaffirms a lot of the history that our people have been talking about for thousands of years,” Housty said.

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Story: Roshini Nair, CBC | Photo: Joanne McSporran

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