QUEBEC-RESEARCH-L ArchivesArchiver > QUEBEC-RESEARCH > 2004-07 > 1090874780
Subject: Re: Excerpt Of History
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 16:46:20 EDT
In a message dated 7/26/2004 8:42:34 AM Eastern Standard Time, WFlem72706
"Archaeologists working on a terrace overlooking Spider Lake in the Lac
Megantic region of Quebec, Canada, have found fragments of what appear to be the
earliest stone spear points found in Quebec. The research team, led by Claude
Chapdelaine of the University of Montreal, dated the chert artifacts to
between 12,000 to 12,500 years ago based on their characteristic fluted style.
The fluted point fragments are similar to the Folsom type or Barnes type in the
Great Lakes region and the Neponset/Michaud type in the Far Northeast,
considered the typical projectile point for the early Paleo-Indian Middle Phase.
They are thus indisputable proof of the late Ice Age hunters presence before
12,000 years ago. This pushes back the human history of Quebec by more than