As they continued digging, the team kept on stumbling across more and more surprises long concealed by the earth. There were archaic versions of weapons, and tools for hunting, fishing, and lighting fires. Students and scientists alike were astounded by the number of artifacts.
They had been skeptical that they would find anything in the first place. This archaeological dig was fundamentally different from those in places previously inhabited by the Egyptians or the Incas. Unlike these other sites, this island was not supposed to have been populated at all. But their greatest discovery was yet to come.