Native-American skulls discovered in Lower Topanga

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Native-American skulls discovered in Lower Topanga


William Wills Coolbaugh discovered the bones of Native Americans in a mound in Lower Topanga. At least one of the skulls had an arrowhead embedded in it. Others were crushed. A Stanford Archaeology class came to assist, and conjectured that the graves were evidence of a massacre that had occurred around the year 1200.




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Los Angeles Times, 1911-02-05
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