archaeologists first started digging in 1992 and 1993 they found a waterlogged
site. This was a really lucky find, because waterlogged sites actually preserve
organic material. You might think this sounds strange, after all, we know that things
rot faster in wet environments. But in places where there is water year-round,
oxygen can't get in, so the bacteria that would normally like a moist
environment, but still need air to survive, can't get to the objects.
remains that were found there were pretty amazing. They consisted of woven
pieces of basket, a fish-hook made of wood and a knife with a wooden handle.
It's very rare to find things made out of wood of other plant materials because
these things decay quickly under most conditions. This is unfortunate, because
such artefacts can tell us a lot about the different kinds of technology that
people had in the past. Also, because different groups of people tended to use
distinct designs and weaving techniques for their baskets, we can learn about
the cultural association of the basket maker.