The 14,000-year-old site was uncovered by experts and turned up a wealth of ancient artefacts from before the days of the Ancient Egyptians.Boffins unearthed the village which is believed to be one of the oldest human settlements ever discovered in North America.
It was found on a rocky spit of Triquet Island, about 300 miles northwest of Victoria, Canada.
Scientists found a wealth of ancient tools dating back as far as the Ice Age – including spears and fishing equipment.The items are invaluable in helping boffins understanding how civilisation began in the earliest days of mankind.
Experts previously revealed ancient humans in the Americas were wiped out by an asteroid in a “dinosaur-level” mass extinction.
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Alisha Gauvreau, a researcher at the Hakai Institute, said: “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.”
Experts believe a huge migration of early humans may have stretched down the coastline of British Columbia.
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The discovery is said to match up with the history of the Heiltsuk Nation, a tribe from the region.
William Housty, from the Heiltsuk Nation, said: “To think about how these stories survived all of that, only to be supported by this archaeological evidence is just amazing.”
Meanwhile, scientists in Egypt uncovered a new pyramid believed to have been resting place of ancient Egyptian royalty from the reign of the 13th dynasty.