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14,000-Year-Old Village Discovered On Remote BC Island

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One of the oldest settlements ever discovered in North America has been found on the remote Triquet Island, about 500-kms northwest of Victoria, British Columbia.

The Heiltsuk First Nations village was discovered during an excavation of the area and is believed to be around 14,000-years-old.


This would make it three times older than the iconic pyramids in Egypt.

The new discovery could help researchers unveil how North American civilization first began.

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Artifacts including fishing hooks, fire-starting tools, and spears were all uncovered at the site during the excavation.


UVic’s Anthropology PhD student Alisha Gauvreau took part in the dig. Gauvreau tells CTV Vancouver Island News: “I remember when we get 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.”

The finding is incredibly significant because it could mean that humans crossed into America much earlier than what was previously thought. The discovery is a milestone in further discovering civilization and uncovering the past.

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