By Chad Love
You may recall a Field Notes post back in April about ancient hunting tools found in melting snowpack . Apparently it's a growing trend because a University of Colorado researcher recently discovered a 10,000-year-old atlatl in a patch of melting ice near Yellowstone National Park.
From this story on KMGH Denver:
The weapon, which is a dart, looks like a small tree branch, but CU Boulder research associate Craig Lee said the birch sapling still has personal markings on it from an ancient hunter. When it was shot, the 3-foot-long dart had a projectile point on one end, and a cup or dimple on the other end that would have attached to a hook on the atlatl, according to Lee.