Wooden Bi-Point- British Columbia, Canada

Bi-Point

Excerpt- The site is roughly as old as the groundbreaking Manis Mastodon spear tip found on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, a find that pushed estimates of the earliest human occupation on the West Coast back by 800 years to about 13,800 years before the present day. The evidence suggests that for 7,000 years of the people’s early history, they hunted and ate large mammals, especially seals and sea lions. Alisha Gauvreau holds a 7,000-year-old, carved, wooden bi-point. Baited bi-points may have been used as throat gorges attached to weighted lines to catch bottom-feeding fish.

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