Boy donates arrowhead to Smithsonian

November 5, 2014 8:21 AM

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WASHINGTON — Thanks to a Virginia kid, researchers at the Smithsonian Institution — and around the world — will get to study an arrow point left behind by North America’s earliest inhabitants.

The inner vaults of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History are packed to the brim with rare artifacts and fossils, many of them donated. But it’s not every day that a unique specimen is gifted to the museum by a 10-year-old boy.

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