In early September, a group of Americans were shocked to find two unlikely objects in an alligator’s stomach: a hunting tool and a metal object identical to a Native American fishing lure.
The nearly 100-year-old alligator — between 80 and 100 years old — was caught in Eagle Lake, Mississippi, by John Hamilton, who took it to fishing shop Red Antler Processing.
“We chopped up some large alligators to see what was in their stomachs, all of them so far had something interesting in them. The 13 feet 5 inches (nearly 4 meters) long alligator John Hamilton brought in today has caused the shock of the year,” As the store team says in a Facebook post.
When contacted, geologist James Starnes of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality explained that it was a lump of mineral made of hematite, a “teardrop-shaped mineral body of unknown use,” dating from 1000 to 2000 B.C., and a “tip of an arrow at Atlatl.” ”, which is used for hunting. “We had Native Americans in North America, especially Mississippi, and they probably date back over 12,000 years. (…) This technology was what they were going to bring with them,” the expert told CNN.
In addition to artifacts, feathers, scales, fish bones, persimmon seeds, rocks and pieces of wood were found in its stomach.
You can see the Red Antler Processing post here:
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