I enjoy Archaeology Magazine, its current issue featuring a pictorial history of tattoos, including those dating 5,000 years old on Otzi, the famous iceman of the Alps.
Most of the stories are more recent, including a newly found Civil War prisoner compound. It occurred to me that our own Clovis find is far older than most of those featured in the magazine’s pages.
It was in May 1989 that Moises Aguirre, digging an irrigation ditch in a Grant Road orchard, dug up two big “points,” that turned out to be a historic find. The cache of 14 fluted points along with other item turned out to be 14,000 years old, named for the place in New Mexico where the first blades turned up.
We have at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center an exhibit of these finds that deserves far more attention that they get. The cache of Clovis points is unique in that they were all together, the oldest known human habitation in our state.