Skip to comments.Signs of 8,000-year-old culture found near Bedford
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.
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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.
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.
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.
This not possible...fundimentalists say Earth is 4,000 years old...so when did Dinasours fit into 4,000 and humans?
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.
Cool article, Willie!
Thanks for sharing it!
Let's not be too hard on Bradford, they made an irreplaceable contribution to victory in WWII: the Zippo lighter!
""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)."
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.
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.
"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."
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.
Thanks, I will ping the list as soon as I have access to it.
Monday, June 14, 2004
By Paula Reed Ward
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.