September 24, 2010

Come see the ancient point found last year on UW campus

Just under a year ago, a UW freshman was working in a campus garden near the UW Botany Greenhouse when she stumbled upon a small artifact. She turned it over to the Burke Museum archaeology department who analyzed the artifact and determined it to be a stone projectile point between 4,000 and 7,000 years old. The discovery of the point is consistent with other archaeological data from around campus that show that Native American people lived on what are now the grounds of the University of Washington. Read the full story about the point and its discovery here.

There was quite a bit of media coverage about this point at the time of its discovery. Now the projectile point, along with a few other artifacts found near the Botany Greenhouse, are on display at the museum in a small case in the lobby. Come see the point for yourself – it will be on exhibit through early March 2011.

Posted by: Julia Swan, Communications