Site near Leech Lake Reservation oldest in US
A site near the Leech Lake Ojibwe Reservation in northern Minnesota is being called the oldest in the United States.

Stone tools and other items were found in Walker, just a few miles from the reservation. The artifacts date back 13,000 to 14,000 years, older than the "Clovis" site in New Mexico, which has been considered the earliest example of human occupation in the U.S.

Tribal and state archaeologists came upon the site while investigating a road expansion project. Officials are now trying to figure out what to do because the site lies in the path of the proposed road.

The archaeologists expect skepticism about the site, which could be up to 15,000 years-old.

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