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ECU Archaeologist Weighs in on Finding Prehistoric Points

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Lori Gross via the Charlotte Observer
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Around the time the Pyramids at Giza were finished, Stonehenge was consecrated, and bronze was the next big thing in Europe and Asia, nomads living on the western hemisphere, about 300 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean, made stone points and buried them in the ground – probably for later use.

5,000 to 6,000 years, in what’s now known as New London, North Carolina near the Stanly and Montgomery County line – those points were rediscovered in Leonard and Karen Shelor’s backyard.

Dr.  Randy Daniel of East Carolina University describes what it’s like to hold something older than the Parthenon in the palm of his hand.

A quick note: the music used at the end of this story was sampled from "Wishery," a YouTube video published by musician Pogo.