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Signs of 8,000-year-old culture found near Bedford
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Monday, June 07, 2004 | Associated Press

Posted on 06/07/2004 9:32:04 AM PDT by Willie Green

SPROUL, Pa. — Workers doing a routine dig at an industrial park near the Bedford-Blair county border found tools and spearheads thousands of years old.

Melissa Diamanti, the senior principal investigator for Archaeological and Historical Consultants of Centre Hall, said the pieces uncovered so far are evidence that people lived in the area some 8,000 to 10,500 years ago.

(Excerpt) Read more at post-gazette.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: archaeology; economic; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history
Cool!

If yinz haven't finalized your summer vacation travel plans, Bedford Pennsylvania is a nice place to visit for a weekend or daytrip. Additional links to area attractions may also be found at Bedford and the Internet.

1 posted on 06/07/2004 9:32:04 AM PDT by Willie Green
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To: martin_fierro; xsmommy; Tribune7

ping


2 posted on 06/07/2004 9:32:57 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Willie Green; xsmommy; mountaineer

Yeah, we went to Bedford once on vay-kay many years ago. Had a blast.


3 posted on 06/07/2004 9:36:58 AM PDT by martin_fierro ("Meine liebe Pluskat....")
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To: blam; farmfriend

Ping for y'all.


4 posted on 06/07/2004 9:38:56 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: Willie Green

Bumping to check thread later. This one should be interesting.


5 posted on 06/07/2004 9:40:56 AM PDT by ASA Vet (The "FreeRepublic French" would rather our grandchildren decide which culture is to survive.)
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To: martin_fierro

but what say ye about Bradford? i was at my bro's this past weekend for his daughter's HS grad party and met a woman that i was talking to, and later both xsbro and xsSIL told me she was a bit of a wacko and mentioned she was from BRADFORD as if that connoted something, and i had no idea what. finally they said, they act all INBRED... LOL!


6 posted on 06/07/2004 9:41:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; Willie Green; mountaineer
finally they said, they act all INBRED...

Hey, I've been doing some genealogical research in Allegheny/Armstrong caaahhhhhnties from the 1800s.

Suffice to say, some of those family trees look like piles of spaghetti. Sheesh.

7 posted on 06/07/2004 9:46:06 AM PDT by martin_fierro ("Meine liebe Pluskat....")
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To: xsmommy

There's nothing wrong with Bradford in general.


8 posted on 06/07/2004 9:46:20 AM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: cake_crumb

my bro was almost transferred there and instead lives in the booming metropolis of Warren, Oh! LOL!


9 posted on 06/07/2004 9:47:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: martin_fierro

well all of my grandparental forebears came from diff parts of eastern europe, so my eyes being too close together has nothing to do with inbreeding... ; )


10 posted on 06/07/2004 9:48:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Willie Green
Workers doing a routine dig at an industrial park near the Bedford-Blair county border found tools... thousands of years old.

In other words, some poor caveman died wondering where he left his cordless Dewalt drill.

11 posted on 06/07/2004 9:54:59 AM PDT by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: Willie Green

Spent many a summer near Bedford. Pretty place.
Any that go be sure to visit the Flgt 93 Memorial in Shanksville...30 miles or so away.


12 posted on 06/07/2004 9:57:16 AM PDT by Adder (Can we bring back stoning again? Please?)
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To: xsmommy
so my eyes being too close together has nothing to do with inbreeding... ; )

Isn't that called, "narrow between the eyes"?

(Ducking and running)

13 posted on 06/07/2004 9:57:43 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: cake_crumb; xsmommy
There's nothing wrong with Bradford in general.

Both Bedford and Bradford are nice little communities to visit in the summertime.
But you really shouldn't get 'em confused just 'cause they kinda sound alike.
Bedford has a much more moderate climate, even though it's up inna mountains.
Bradford is way up there, almost in New York State, closer to the arctic circle 'nat.
You'll freeze your dupa there in the wintertime.

14 posted on 06/07/2004 10:03:30 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Willie Green
I used to vacation in Bedford Falls until it became Pottersville.

BTW, how many jobs were lost?

FMCDH(BITS)

15 posted on 06/07/2004 10:04:28 AM PDT by nothingnew (KERRY: "If at first you don't deceive, lie, lie again!")
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To: Willie Green

Bedford is a stop on the Turnpike going West, i know it well. Bradford is up north where i haven't been for awhile!


16 posted on 06/07/2004 10:10:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Willie Green

No mention of the earlier finds in the Pittsburgh area (south) of early civilization(s) - also about 15,000 years old. The ealier site is an 'outcropping' or something like that. Thought 'unz would like to know about that one too. There was also something found in the McKees Rocks area, if memory serves.


17 posted on 06/07/2004 10:12:36 AM PDT by familyofman (I am the Walrus)
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To: Willie Green

I have a friend with a farm up there...he has invited me up for deer season...I hope I can find time to go this year.


18 posted on 06/07/2004 10:18:10 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: Willie Green

Was it these guys?

19 posted on 06/07/2004 10:27:18 AM PDT by mrobison (We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.)
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To: Adder
Any that go be sure to visit the Flgt 93 Memorial in Shanksville...30 miles or so away.

Yep, that's located west of Bedford going towards Pittsurgh.
It's near the area we discussed on this thread: Fort Ligonier offers more bang for the buck

20 posted on 06/07/2004 10:30:19 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Willie Green

My brother is a pastor in Bedford PA, and they love this very family-oriented community. He & his family have been there for a year, renovating the old (ca.1865) house in which they live. I might add that he and his congregation's other pastor are both dedicated conservatives. We attended my brother's installation at his Bedford congregation last summer, followed by a large reception at the lovely home of a family from his church. At this event, we met and mingled with a number of Bedford residents, and we were very impressed with how friendly, welcoming, and hospitable they were to us. Our kids also really enjoyed Old Bedford Village.


21 posted on 06/07/2004 10:32:41 AM PDT by PacesPaines
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To: familyofman

The earlier 'find' in SW Pittsburgh is the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and is believed to be from about 12,900 years ago. The 'dig' at this site has been going on for the last 30 years.


22 posted on 06/07/2004 10:35:52 AM PDT by familyofman (I am the Walrus)
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To: Renfield
Hey, I grew up in Bedford County.....graduated from Bedford High.

I take my grandson back there every year to go deer hunting. We are going this year with the bows and also rifles.

I lived on a dairy farm in an area called "Dutch Corner" but the hunting is good all over the county.

Its good to see this post about Bedford, I'll have to keep my eye open for those 15,000 year old hunters lol.

23 posted on 06/07/2004 10:49:19 AM PDT by depenzz
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To: Willie Green

This not possible...fundimentalists say Earth is 4,000 years old...so when did Dinasours fit into 4,000 and humans?


24 posted on 06/07/2004 10:56:02 AM PDT by RussianConservative (Xristos: the Light of the World)
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To: Willie Green

Well, if you are from the area, you probably know where Central City is, and Reels Corner.
Man, the pleasant memories of that area. Riding up 30 past the Ship Hotel[sad to see that it burned down.] and learning to fish at Shawnee State Park.
::sigh:: Went up there 2 years ago and knocked around for a couple days. Still beautiful.


25 posted on 06/07/2004 11:13:20 AM PDT by Adder (Can we bring back stoning again? Please?)
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To: Willie Green

Cool article, Willie!


Thanks for sharing it!


26 posted on 06/07/2004 11:41:22 AM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno-World!")
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To: xsmommy

Let's not be too hard on Bradford, they made an irreplaceable contribution to victory in WWII: the Zippo lighter!


27 posted on 06/07/2004 11:46:31 AM PDT by Petronski (Some leftists find Bush's very existence to be a "constant oppressive force in their daily psyche.")
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To: Willie Green
There weren't any Native Americans/American Indians in North America 8,000 years ago so, it must have been the Red-Paint People who have been traced all the way back to Denmark.

""It is our conviction that the graves represent an ancient and exceedingly primitive culture, totally diffferent from that of the later Algonquin tribes" (Moorehead 1913)."

28 posted on 06/07/2004 11:48:07 AM PDT by blam
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To: Adder

"...Reels Corner."

My brother has a summer house just down the road from there - Indian Lake. We used to shop at Dupstadt's for victuals and sundries.


29 posted on 06/07/2004 11:50:36 AM PDT by familyofman (I am the Walrus)
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To: Willie Green

That 8000 year old discovery in a 4000 year old planet should be good for a couple of government grants...gotta get it in the paper though, you know.


30 posted on 06/07/2004 11:50:36 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: Willie Green
The Mystery Of The Lost Red Paint People

"Did you know that a seafaring American tribe explored the shores of North America 7000 years ago? Or that these ancient Americans rivaled their European counterparts in navigational skills several millennia before the Vikings?"

"THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST RED PAINT PEOPLE follows U.S., Canadian, and European scientists from the barrens of Labrador - where archaeologists uncover an ancient stone burial mound - to sites in the U.S., France, England, and Denmark, and to the vast fjords of northernmost Norway where monumental standing stones testify to links among seafaring cultures across immense distances."

31 posted on 06/07/2004 11:54:49 AM PDT by blam
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To: familyofman

Oh yeah! Owned a lot there once at Indian Lake when they were almost broke. Wish I had it NOW...LOL.
Know Dupstadts also.
Man, small world.


32 posted on 06/07/2004 11:57:27 AM PDT by Adder (Can we bring back stoning again? Please?)
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To: Vigilantcitizen
Ping for y'all.

Thanks, I will ping the list as soon as I have access to it.

33 posted on 06/07/2004 4:45:52 PM PDT by farmfriend ( In Essentials, Unity...In Non-Essentials, Liberty...In All Things, Charity.)
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To: Willie Green; *Gods, Graves, Glyphs; A.J.Armitage; abner; adam_az; AdmSmith; Alas Babylon!; ...
Gods, Graves, Glyphs
List for articles regarding early civilizations , life of all forms, - dinosaurs - etc.
Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from this ping list.
34 posted on 06/08/2004 12:36:40 PM PDT by farmfriend ( In Essentials, Unity...In Non-Essentials, Liberty...In All Things, Charity.)
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To: blam; farmfriend; Vigilantcitizen; ASA Vet; familyofman; tiamat; Adder; FrankR; Petronski; ...
We have an updated article with a LOT more information.
Click on the link for the full text.

Trove of ancient artifacts in way of Blair road project

Monday, June 14, 2004
By Paula Reed Ward
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

They date back more than 10,000 years. Small pieces of stone -- the largest just over 2 inches long -- that could help explain a whole culture.

So far, 2,001 artifacts have been found at a construction site on the edge of Blair County, near the Bedford County line, just off Interstate 99. The people who roamed Central Pennsylvania around 8000 B.C. shaped these stones for use as blades to cut meat, perhaps; or for scrapers, possibly used to separate the fur from the hide on wild game they ate.


35 posted on 06/14/2004 1:50:40 PM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Willie Green

Update bump.


36 posted on 06/14/2004 2:46:22 PM PDT by blam
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