Fully intact atlatl spear nearly two meters long (more than 5 feet) discovered beneath the ice.
“The feathers, the sinew, the sap they would have used as, like, a glue to attach the stone point to the wood shaft — all of it is completely intact,” said Jennifer Herkes, heritage manager for the Carcross/Tagish First Nation in Yukon (northwest Canada).
Herkes believes it’s the first full atatl spear ever found in Yukon. It’s believed to be at least 1,000 years old.
How did the atlatl get there?
According to an article posted last week on “Eye on the Arctic,” over the millennia, caribou would gather on the ice patches during the summer. Indigenous hunters would therefore gather in the area, and sometimes leave their tools behind.
“Many of those tools — frozen for centuries under ice and snow — are now being uncovered as the ice patches melt due to climate change,” the article explains
I hope that people reading the Eye on the Arctic article will realize that the climate had to have been warmer than today in order for the atlatl to have later been covered by ice.
I hope they will realize that “global warming” is not a new phenomenon, but that it is completely natural.
Here’s a graph, based on Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 data, that clearly shows higher temperatures in the past, long before “fossil fuels” were invented.
“Eye on the Arctic,” initiated and co-ordinated by Radio Canada International, is dedicated to shining a spotlight on the consequences of global warming in the Arctic.
I’m guessing that they will not like my interpretation of the facts.
I’m guessing that they would prefer that readers blame humans for today’s global warming.
Thanks to J.H. Walker for this link
“MWA was not regional as claimed by the AGW Mannipulator,” says J.H.