A ten-year old Virginia boy playing on a New Jersey beach has found a 10,000 year-old arrowhead. Noah Cordle and his family were vacationing on Long Beach Island last week, when something sharp hurt his leg. He thought it was a crab until he picked it up and discovered it was an arrowhead.
The Springfield Virginia family contacted the Archaeological Society of New Jersey to check it out. Officials confirmed the arrow was used by Indians at least eight thousand, possibly as much as 11 thousand years ago, to spear fish or hunt mastodon, that the find was extremely rare, and they were “blown away.”
Noah plans to donate it to a museum, after he has had a chance to show it to his class.