Scientists Find Oldest Weapons in America, Rewriting History Books

A team of scientists has discovered what are now considered to be the oldest weapons ever discovered in North America. The researchers came across ancient spear points that have shown to be 15,500 years old.

Image: A 15,000-year-old stemmed point. Image Credit: Texas A&M University.

The findings raise new questions about the settlement of early peoples on the continent. The weapons and tools, crafted using chert were found under several feet of sediment.

The most important thing is that they pre-date Clovis, which have thought to have been the first people to migrate to America for years.

The spearpoints were found 40 miles northwest of Austin, Texas, at the archeological site of Debra L. Friedkin, and could point to the existence of two separate migrations into North America, one earlier than previously thought, explain researchers.