Ancient artifacts revealed as northern ice patches melt

Monday, April 26, 2010 - 13:31 in Paleontology & Archaeology

An interdisciplinary team of Canadian scientists is discovering a treasure trove of ancient hunting tools high in the Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories. The artifacts are being revealed as warming temperatures melt ice patches that have been used for thousands of years by caribou seeking relief from summer heat and insects. Among the artifacts recovered are a 2400 year old spear-throwing tool and a 1000-year-old ground squirrel snare.

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