The Antiquarian

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The Antiquarian


August, 1897 p. 224

A notice in regard to the summer 1897 expedition to San Nicolas Island by DeMoss Bowers and others, during which some 1203 pieces were collected.
“After nearly three weeks sojourn in the barren island of San Nicolas, a party of relic huntets had reached Long Beach. The party found eighty-seven skulls buried in the sand of the island, but were only able to secure three entire. They made one excavation twenty feet square, in which they found nine skeletons in a crouching attitude, as though men, women and children had been buried alive. In another place they found the remains of hundreds of bodies that had been buried. Evidence found that the islands were inhabited by two or more different tribes.”

As quoted in Masterkey. July 1969.