Archaeological Dig Offers Insight Into Native American History of California


Discoveries made at a California dig site are giving archaeologists new insights into the history of the Golden State.

Archaeologists have been working with the Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority since December on a dig site in San Gabriel, California, a city in Los Angeles County.

The Pasadena Star-News recently spoke with John Dietler, the lead archaeologist on the dig, who said the most exciting find has been a 40-foot-by-20-foot adobe structure built in the 1890s.

“It is important for us because it opens doors for us,” Ernie Tautemes, the spiritual leader of the Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians, told the Star-News. “Our tribe’s history has been lost for some time and they are finding many things here that give us the history again.”

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