HANNA, Paul

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HANNA, Paul (1902-1988), professor of education at Stanford University who visited Santa Cruz Island December 5, 1936 with a group of people including D. B. Rogers from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Manusell Van Rensselaer of the Blakesly Botanic Garden. On this day trip, the group excavated an Indian midden, where a skeleton and artifacts were uncovered. Their trip report noted “It is a deplorable fact that most Indian burials on the islands have been ravaged by individuals inexperienced in the technique of archaeology, who fail to realize how seriously their depredations hamper the progress of learning in this field of scientific endeavor” (January 1937 Leaflet). Upon the group’s departure, Dr. Hanna “was presented with the skeletal material and accompanying artifacts.”