Newly Discovered Village In Canada Is 10,000 Years Older Than The Pyramids
A newly discovered village in Canada is 10,000 years older than the Egyptian Pyramids. Researchers at Hakai Institute and University of Victoria, along with locals from First Nation, have recently discovered a 14,000-year-old settlement.
This is the oldest settlement ever discovered in North America and researchers tie the village to the ancient Heiltsuk Nation culture. The settlement is located approximately 310 miles northwest of Victoria, Canada, where researchers have managed to unearthed several artifacts dating back to the Ice Age.
Fish hooks, spears and tools for iginiting fire have been found, which leads researchers to believe that a huge migration took place 14,000 years ago along the British Columbia coastline.
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“I remember when we get [sic] the dates back and we just kind of sat there going, holy moly, this is old. What this is doing is just changing our idea of the way in which North America was first peopled,” said University of Victoria PhD student Alisha Gauvreau, a member of the excavation team.
From generation to generation, the people of the Heiltsuk Nation have been telling stories about the ancient coastal villages of British Columbia.
“To think about how these stories survived all of that, only to be supported by this archaeological evidence is just amazing,” said William Housty of Heiltsuk Nation.
This recent discovery raises many new questions about the first inhabitants of North America, and researchers are planning on doing other excavations in the area to see if they can find more artifacts and information about this ancient civilization.