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Kid Stumbles Upon Ten Thousand Year-Old Arrowhead In LBI

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There are countless treasures to be found along the Long Beach Island shoreline. Sand dollars, conch shells and even ten thousand year-old arrowheads! That's exactly what happened last week to 10-year old Noah Cordle who was walking along the beach and stumbled over the ancient artifact.

“I thought it was a mussel shell, but it looked kind of too pointy to be a mussel shell and so I picked it up and it was an arrowhead,” Cordle explained.

After showing the item to his father, Cordles contacted Greg Lattanzi at the State Museum in Trenton. He said such artifacts are incredibly rare to find, adding that things like this can give great insight into our ancient Garden State ancestors.

Lattanzi said that back in the Paleo-Indian age the shore line was actually about 100 miles further out. He also said that without things like shore dredging and hurricanes items like this may never have come to the surface.

The arrowhead is Noah's to keep and do with as he pleases. At this time the family doesn't have any plans to sell the arrowhead.

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