Wednesday, June 30, 2010

10,000 year-old weapon found

The University of Colorado announced they discovered an atlatl dart which is dated nearly 10,000 years old near Yellowstone National Park. The atlatl consists of a shaft with a cup and the dart therefore rests inside, ready to be hurdle against ones enemy. The dart has discovered amongst some melting ice and was badly warped and nearly destroyed by an animal walking over it. According to researcher Craig Lee the original marking from the hunter are still etched on the dart.

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