Monday, May 1, 2017

May Artifact of the Month

What’s the oldest object that we have at Pueblo Grande Museum?


CHARCOAL!


This charcoal sample was collected from a hearth in the north valley. It’s one of the oldest archaeological specimens in the Phoenix Metro area! When the specimen was processed, a charred mesquite seed radiocarbon dated to 2925 BC (+/- 30 years). 

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