Between 1986 and 1991, more than 700 artifacts were found on land not far from the Carpenter Museum in Rehoboth Village.
Using radiocarbon dating, researchers concluded that some of the tools found were used by people who lived here around 3,700 year ago. Other artifacts dated back to 4,700 years ago.
The Tobey site was an ideal campsite, on a hill overlooking the Palmer River. Small hunting parties stayed here at various times of the year using darts and spears to kill wild game. (Click on the photo above to enlarge.)
Women and children in the camp used the metate and mano to grind acorns, dried berries, and other wild food. They also gathered and roasted nuts.