The work of an archaeologist is basically digging for artifacts to get information about the past. Usually, they find fossils embedded in clay or rock, and in some rare cases, can be mummified. Since these things are buried in the ground for more than centuries, they don’t usually contain any life.
However, in a recent excavation, an amazing thing was discovered—a tiny pot.
In 2008, the archaeologists who were digging at the First Nations Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin made the small but amazing discovery. By just looking at it, they were able to find out the age of the pot and declared it was around 800 years old.
Apparently, the small pot was used for storing food and was intentionally buried to preserve the freshness of the content. But the owner might have forgotten where he or she had placed it.
So what does the pot contain? Although it only has a collection of squash-like seeds, there’s something amazing about them. They are alive. The squash variety is then given the name gete-okosomin or Big Old Squash.
A few years after the sumptuous discovery, the students at Winnipeg decided to plant the old seeds without expecting anything to happen. After a few days, something started to grow.
The students are aware that their discovery is important. With that said, they are working hard to cultivate the massive squash-like veggie so that it does not go extinct.
The gigantic discovery only tells that this squash variety once thrived in a First Nation community. Hopefully, it could help revive the interest of people about the way of life and traditions of the past generation.