Duluth, MN (Northlands Newscenter) — It will be one year ago tomorrow that lightning ignited one of Minnesota’s largest wildfires.
The Pagami Creek Fire covered 93,000 acres in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wildness. Now, scientists are finding a goldmine of clues to the region’s past unearthed by the fire.
"This is what folks used to make stone tools out of in what’s now known as the boundary waters."
Thanks to the Pagami Creek Fire, Archeologist Lee Johnson’s job is a lot easier.
"A landscape that is usually covered in vegetation is open," said Johnson.
Johnson, and his team are finding stone tools that could be nine-thousand years old from the Palo Indian Era. Read more.