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12,300-year-old hearth found in Utah

A prehistoric campsite, complete with 12,300-year-old hearth and other artifacts, has been found in Utah's West Desert. Artifacts found at the site include the charred remains of an ancient hearth, a finely crafted spear point, and, most surprising, a collection of tobacco seeds — likely the earliest evidence of tobacco use

12,000-year-old campsite found in Canada

A campsite dating back 12,000 years has been found near a highway in New Brunswick, Canada. The campsite held 600 artifacts, most of which were from tool making, as well as a fire pit containing ancient charcoal. "It's very, very rare to find a campfire from 12,000 years ago, intact like this,"

Revolutionary War encampment found in Connecticut

A possible Revolutionary War-era encampment has been discovered by archaeologists working in Redding, Connecticut. “The soil profile is exactly the same at the Middle Encampment. And though, at first, other kinds of artifact densities appeared to be less … we did a very small amount of metal detecting and our numbers

Ancient engraving may represent paleolithic campsite

A paleolithic engraving found in Spain may depict a hunter-gatherer campsite. Landscapes and features of the everyday world were scarcely represented in Paleolithic art, especially those features associated with the human landscape (huts and campsites). On the contrary, other figurative motifs (especially animals) and signs, traditionally linked to the magic or

Prehistoric camps found in Tetons

30 previously unrecorded prehistoric camps have been found on the western slope of the Teton Range. Archaeological surveys in the Tetons go back to the ’70s, but new technology and new ideas about how prehistoric people might have used the area inspired a new round of inquiry. The result, Stirn said,

10,000-year-old campsite found in New Brunswick

An ancient campsite has been found in New Brunswick that proves First Nations people move through the area when portions of it was still under ice. "We had individual spear points that we knew were that old. But it's just we never had the sites to give us contextual information —

Ancient campsite found near Niagara Falls

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