We don’t know what it is exactly that makes finding old arrowheads so awesome as a kid (and adult), but some of us spent an inordinate amount of time looking for the pointy end of old arrows when we were younger. This recent find in Canada is what we always dreamt of as a kid, digging around in the dirt so we can only imagine (sadly) how awesome it would be to find a 900-year-old arrowhead.
A rare copper arrowhead discovered on a remote Canadian mountain is almost 900 years old, archaeologists have confirmed.
The arrowhead, which is at the tip of a perfectly preserved antler arrow, was found sticking out of an ice patch in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The find, which was made in 2016 on an unnamed mountain, surprised experts.
“It was found near the top of a snow-capped mountain in South West Yukon,” Yukon Archaeologist Greg Hare told Fox News. “It was an incredible discovery, we really didn’t intend to be on that [ice] patch on that day.”