Topic ID #38572 - posted 8/6/2017 4:47 PM

How a Backhoe Operator Found 3,000-Year-Old Footprints in Arizona



rkeyo

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Not long after Dan Arnit made the biggest archaeological find of his career, he had to go build a parking lot.

The news of his discovery—3,000-year-old footprints made by a family walking through ancient fields—had made it up the chain at the Pima County government in Arizona, which wanted to show off the oldest footprints ever found in the Southwest. But the archaeological site was a mess. Arnit was his team’s backhoe operator when he found the footprints, so he and his tractor got a new job:  Build a parking lot for hundreds of eager visitors.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/08/backhoe-archaeology/535827/





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