Brompton archaeological excavation a significant find

Record Staff
Brompton archaeological excavation a significant find
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According to a report presented to Sherbrooke’s city council earlier this week, work at the Kruger 2 archaeological excavation in Brompton since 2015 has revealed a site with great significance to North American prehistory. Archaeologist Éric Graillon, from the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Sciences, and his team from the Université de Montréal’s Anthropology Department explained the significance of the discovery as being within the context of the Late Paleoindian period (9,000 to 10,000 years ago).
Exceptional nature of the site is due in part to the fact that it includes a hearth dated between 9,000 and 9,500 years old; something considered a an extremely rare structure. More than 900 tools and several thousand charred bones have also been discovered in the area.
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