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9,000-year-old stone artefacts undrwater

Context:

An underwater archaeologist from The University of Texas at Arlington is part of a research team studying 9,000-year-old stone tool artefacts discovered in Lake Huron that originated from an obsidian quarry more than 2,000 miles away in central Oregon.


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Let's deep dive:


what is found-

Two obsidian flakes were unearthed.


More info:

The larger specimen is a mostly complete, almost triangular, biface thinning flake made from black and translucent material with a sub-vitreous texture. Along with evidence of flake scars from an earlier stage of reduction, the flake has clear ventral and dors