Global warming and it’s impact on archaeological record

Artifacts recovered from an alpine ice patch in the Yukon. (Courtesy of government of Yukon)

(This is an article By  .) In the small laboratory next to his office at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology in Albuquerque, N.M., Jim Dixon unlocks a large steel cabinet, slides open a drawer and gingerly lifts out a thin piece of gray, brittle-looking wood. “This fragment is actually a spear shaft,” he says and then shows me a dart shaped to fit into the socket of an ancient spear-thrower called an atlatl. “This is the stone point with sinew lashing. This is very fragile. This is about 2,800 years old.” Continue reading Global warming and it’s impact on archaeological record

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