Students from high school Archbishop Hoban involved in the archaeological work at mount Vernon for six years.
A group of American teenagers helped discover a stone artifact with age almost 6 000 years during trips to Washington.
18-inch native American stone axe, the assurances of scientists, will help you learn more about the ancient inhabitants of these places.
Stone axe an age of 6,000 years was discovered during archaeological excavations of the group in the estate of George Washington at the site of the former cemetery of African slaves. Experts claim that this artifact is very important for understanding the lives of people who lived in this place thousands of years ago.
“Artifacts such as this are a vital resource that help us to learn about the different communities that have shaped this landscape during its long history,” said Sean Devlin, Keeper of the archaeological finds of the estate of mount Vernon.
According to scientists, the axe was created by skilled craftsman, who worked with river cobble, otesyvaya edges. Master, apparently, and then used a grinding stone for further smoothing surfaces before creating grooves, which were attached to the wooden handle. I believe that this tool was probably used for cutting firewood.
Lecturer of archaeology Jason Anderson, whose son was one of two students who found the axe, said that the students from high school Archbishop Hoban involved in the archaeological work at mount Vernon for six years.
“The most interesting: our whole goal is to attract students to archaeology,” said he, adding that it is very important that students, not adults, opened the artifact.
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