California IN BRIEF : SAN JOSE : Indians Laud Effort on Burial Ground
The unearthing of a 1,000-year-old Ohlone Indian burial site was marked by a new spirit of cooperation between state officials and local Ohlone Indians, tribal officials said. The site at a light-rail station was discovered last winter, but the team of 35 archeologists kept the find secret until excavation was complete to avoid problems with grave robbers and souvenir hunters. The burial ground is one of the most important ever found in the San Francisco Bay Area, researchers said. Thousands of artifacts and 99 skeletons were dug up at the site, which is about the size of a baseball diamond.
Start your day right
Sign up for Essential California for news, features and recommendations from the L.A. Times and beyond in your inbox six days a week.
You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.