Native-American artifacts discovered in Lower Topanga

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Native-American artifacts discovered in Lower Topanga


William Wills Coolbaugh discovered these Native-American artifacts in a mound in Lower Topanga. In addition to arrowheads, spearheads, necklaces, and skulls, they include an "idol" statue, made of polished bone, on which “The eyes and nose of the hand made god show plainly.”




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Los Angeles Times, 1911-01-15



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