Dating old tools
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Examining these elements individually, as well as furniture pieces in their entirety, will help you learn to correctly date them.But radiocarbon results showed that the newly found peat was between 8,000 and 10,000 years old.“That in itself was interesting,” Kopperl said, “and then when we did our 2009 test excavations, all of the artifacts we found were that peat instead of above the peat, indicating that they pre-dated 10,000 years before the present.” The team then knew that it had a unique chance to plumb the depths of an important time in western Washington’s past, when the period marked by the last Ice Age — known as the Pleistocene — transitioned into the epoch in which we live today, called the Holocene.The site was discovered along a creek in Redmond, Washington, under a layer of peat that was radiocarbon dated to about 10,000 years ago.And in the layer with the artifacts were burned bits of willow, poplar, and pine, which were themselves dated between 10,000 and 12,500 years ago.Archaeologists surveying the waterways of suburban Seattle have made a discovery that’s likely the first of its kind in the region — an ancient tool-making site dating back more than 10,000 years.
The find includes thousands of stone flakes, an array of bifaces, scrapers, and hammerstones, plus several projectile points, some of which were fashioned in a style that experts describe as “completely new” for this region and period in its history.
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The period lasted roughly 3.4 million years, and ended between 8700 BCE Stone Age artifacts include tools used by modern humans and by their predecessor species in the genus Homo, and possibly by the earlier partly contemporaneous genera Australopithecus and Paranthropus.
Bone tools were used during this period as well but are rarely preserved in the archaeological record.
Prior to the discovery of these "Lomekwian" tools, the oldest known stone tools had been found at several sites at Gona, Ethiopia, on the sediments of the paleo-Awash River, which serve to date them.