A major new discovery has been made in Canadian Archeology. Archeologists have discovered a settlement that dates to 14,000 years ago. This discovery was made on Triquet, an island 500 kilometres North of Victoria, British Columbia.
The Helikuk oral traditions tell of having a small sliver of land that did not freeze during the last ice age. 14,000 years ago, North America was covered by glaciers. Before this discovery, the furthest historians could date the Helikuk propel was to 9,000 years ago.
Discovered at the site was a hearth, fish hooks, spears and tools for lighting fires. Work at the site has been going on since 2008.
There has been some speculation that this find supports the costal migration theory. Some archeologists have posited that early indigenous people populated North and South American by boat as opposed to travelling across during the Bearing Strait during the last ice age.