BLUEMONT, VA -- An 11-year-old Boy Scout found a fossilizing horse tooth around the triangle formation at the Paleo-Indian site here this week. Carter Tarbet was one of seven Boy Scouts from Troop 743 Round Hill, Virginia in Loudoun County who helped clear land to help with an upcoming 3D-scanning when he discovered the tooth.
Describing the boys, Dave Tarbet 743 Troop Leader said, "They don't think about thousands of years ago. People lived here and left things behind."
Dave is also Carter's father, and sounded proud that his son found the old horse tooth.
"It is eye opening for the boys to find something right here in their back yard," Dave added.
This is the second horse tooth found here. Chris White, property owner, found the first fossilizing horse-tooth near the concentric rings last year. Evidence across America indicates the horse was here well before Columbus. The horse became extinct after the last Ice Age, some 9,000 years ago
"We have not date tested the teeth, but it looks and feels very old," Chris said.
Other artifacts excavated here over the past five years show this site was last use 10,470 years ago.
"The boys helped a great deal and earned their archaeology merit badge and Indian lore merit badge for helping us," said Chris who has been working to preserve the site, since he discovered it over five years ago.
"The boys had a great time and enjoyed seeing all the different parts of the property and understanding the uses," Dave added.
Congratulations Round Hill, Va