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Archeologists on a dig in Northwest Alabama have found tools and pottery judged to be over 6,000 years old.  Hunter Johnson, an adjunct professor of anthropology at Northwest-Shoals Community College, described the 300-acre property where the dig is taking place (which belongs, incidentally, to Alabama state representative Johnny Mack Morrow) as “the Wal-Mart of 6,000 years ago” where people of the time had everything they needed — and all the tools to make it happen.

No wonder I feel a thousands-year-old connection every time I pick up my hammer.

Dig In [TimesDaily.com]


One Response to 6,000-Year-Old Tools in Alabama

  1. Myself says:

    Learning to make your own tools from the *bare* essentials is very cool. Here in the Detroit area, the Cranbrook institute of science runs occasional flintknapping classes. (Once or twice a decade, I mean.) You can probably hook up with local stone-tools geeks by contacting your local college’s professor of anthropology.

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