Once he knew it was a fire hearth, Friele kept cleaning the face of the bank until he noticed a dark spot and a fragment of a stone.
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Reimer said numerous fields of science use radiocarbon dating to acquire age estimates of the places, sites and materials.
Radiocarbon dating, however, only works on organic materials, such as bone, shell, wood and charcoal.
He found the bowl in a bank along the Squamish River, in an area opposite the creek mouth flowing from Lake Lovely Water. "It's not every day you find things that are thousands of years old." Carbon dating has determined the historical artefacts are more than 1,600 years old, said Rudy Reimer, a professor of First Nations history and archaeology at SFU.
"It's 1,610 (years old), plus or minus 20 years," Reimer said.When he returned home, his first call was to Rudy Reimer, who has a special interest in Squamish history.Reimer said the bowl was a "highly significant" find.When an emergency occurs, telephone, text or email messages will be sent to all registered contacts in the impacted area.The system enables us to provide you with critical information in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, wildfire, floods, debris flows, unexpected road closures, and any other emergency events that could impact you, your family and your community."These bowls are rare, and even rarer to find in such a secure context," he said.