Joseph Bagley/Boston Archaeology Program
Native American spear point c. 5,500-3,500 B.C. This native stone tool was excavated from Boston Common during an archaeological survey there in 1986. It is the oldest artifact found in downtown Boston, and is about as old as the Great Pyramid in Giza and Stonehenge. The stone it is made from comes from the Blue Hills south of Boston. Native people have been living in Boston for over 12,000 years.