Stone tool from Rimrock has carved quite a niche of media coverage

Rimrock site where tool was found

The little-but-very-old stone tool found in southeastern Oregon by scientists with the Oregon Archaeological Field School and the Bureau of Land Management continues to land media coverage.

The discovery of the agate implement, believed to be some 15,800 years old, at the field school's site at Rimock Draw initially drew national attention when the Associated Press followed up on a BLM news release.

The most recent coverage included an interview done by National Public Radio's affiliate station in Los Angeles with the UO's Patrick O’Grady, who supervises the archaeological dig.

Beginning with KPPC's "Take Two" program in Los Angeles, here is a sampling of the coverage:

KPPC, Los Angeles: Stone tool found in Oregon could be evidence of earliest known humans in west

The Bulletin, Bend: Links to prehistoric past found in Central Oregon

The Oregonian: Stone tool from Oregon archaeological site could point to oldest human presence in western U.S. -- science

Huffington Post: Ancient Stone Tool Brings New Ideas About Early Americans

Oregon Public Broadcasting: Oregon Archaeologists Discover 15,000-Year-Old Knife

Ancient-Origins: Stone tool unearthed in Oregon may date back 15,800 years or more